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Handbook for the Chemical Analysis of Plastic and Polymer Additives, Second Edition


Michael Bolgar, Jack Hubball, Joseph Groeger, Susan Meronek
September 25, 2015

Polymers have undoubtedly changed the world through many products that improve our lives. However, additives used to modify the overall characteristics of these materials may not be fully disclosed or understood. These additives may present possible environmental and health hazards. It is important ...

Paul John Flory: A Life of Science and Friends


Gary D. Patterson, James E. Mark, Joel Fried, Do Yoon
August 24, 2015

Paul John Flory: A Life of Science and Friends is the first full-length treatment of the life and work of Paul John Flory, recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1974. It presents a chronological progression of his scientific, professional, and personal achievements as recounted and written by...

Supermacroporous Cryogels: Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications


Ashok Kumar
March 3, 2016

The process of cryogelation has been vigorously studied over the past two decades, with recent research focussing on applications of these polymer systems in various biomedical and biotechnological fields. While there is significant literature available as research publications, limited reviews, and...

Polymer Brushes: Substrates, Technologies, and Properties

Vikas Mittal
March 09, 2018

Polymer Brushes: Substrates, Technologies, and Properties covers various aspects of polymer brush technology, including synthesis, properties, performance, and applications. It presents both experimental details and theoretical insights to enable a better understanding of the brush system. After...

Polymer Nanocomposite Coatings

Vikas Mittal
March 09, 2018

This work explores the use of composite nanotechnology for thin coatings on various substrates. It compiles recent advances in nanocomposite coatings for experienced researchers and provides background information for those new to the field. The book not only explains the synthesis of bulk...

Polymer Nanocomposite Foams

Vikas Mittal
March 09, 2018

Advancements in polymer nanocomposite foams have led to their application in a variety of fields, such as automotive, packaging, and insulation. Employing nanocomposites in foam formation enhances their property profiles, enabling a broader range of uses, from conventional to advanced applications....

Hydrogels: Design, Synthesis and Application in Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Garry Laverty, Ryan Donnelly
February 28, 2018

Hydrogels are crosslinked, macromolecular polymeric materials arranged in a three-dimensional network, which can absorb and retain large amounts of water. Hydrogels are commonly used in clinical practice and experimental medicine for a wide range of applications, including drug delivery, tissue...

Novel Applications in Polymers and Waste Management

Badal Jageshwar Prasad Dewangan, Maheshkumar Narsingrao Yenkie
January 31, 2018

This book focuses on exciting new research in polymer science. The first section of the book deals with new advancements in polymer technology, which includes polymers that are responsible for progress in the field of energy, electronics, and medical sciences. It focuses on the most promising...

Analytical Methods for Polymer Characterization

Rui Yang
January 10, 2018

Analytical Methods for Polymer Characterization presents a collection of methods for polymer analysis. Topics include chromatographic methods (gas chromatography, inverse gas chromatography, and pyrolysis gas chromatography), mass spectrometry, spectroscopic methods (ultraviolet-visible...

Szycher's Handbook of Polyurethanes, Second Edition

Michael Szycher, Ph.D
December 14, 2017

A practical handbook rather than merely a chemistry reference, Szycher's Handbook of Polyurethanes, Second Edition offers an easy-to-follow compilation of crucial new information on polyurethane technology, which is irreplaceable in a wide range of applications. This new edition of a bestseller is...

Polymeric Gas Separation Membranes

D.R. Paul
December 13, 2017

Polymeric Gas Separation Membranes is an outstanding reference devoted to discussing the separation of gases by membranes. An international team of contributors examines the latest findings of membrane science and practical applications and explores the complete spectrum of relevant topics from...

Applications of High Temperature Polymers

Robert R. Luise
December 12, 2017

A gathering of leading experts in the field of high temperature polymers unite in this exciting compilation to discuss applications and marketing projections in this ever-expanding field. The authors represent a diverse group of academicians, industrial researchers, consultants, managers, and...

Interactions of Surfactants with Polymers and Proteins

E. Desmond Goddard
November 29, 2017

Interactions of Surfactants with Polymers and Proteins covers work done in this area over the last 30 years and examines in detail the physico-chemical, microstructural, and applications aspects of interactions of surfactants with polymers and proteins in bulk surfaces and at interfaces. The...

Polyurethane Foam Sorbents in Separation Science

November 29, 2017

The purpose of this book is to present in a monographic and systematised form a review of all the literature devoted to polyurethane-based polymeric sorbents in separation chemistry. The primary types of sorbents dealt with are polyurethane foams and open-pore polyurethanes. The structure of the...

Telechelic Polymers: Synthesis and Applications

Eric J. Goethals
November 29, 2017

This first-of-its-kind publication reviews the most impor-tant literature on the synthesis, properties, and applications of telechelic polymers. Written by a group of internationally known ex-perts in the field, this text contains a review table which allows the reader to search for given polymers...