Principles of Polymer Chemistry

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Cornell University Press, 1953 - Science - 672 pages
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Contents

Early Investigations on Naturally Occurring Polymers
4
Early Encounters with Condensation Polymers
12
Vinyl Polymers
20
CHAPTER II
29
Classification of Polymers
37
Addition Polymers from Unsaturated Monomers
51
Polymerization of Cyclic Compounds
57
Inorganic Polymers
63
Addition Polymers
334
Critical Conditions for the Formation of Infinite Networks
348
Molecular Distributions in Polyfunctional Condensations
361
Molecular Distributions in CrossLinked Systems
378
Branching and CrossLinking in Vinyl Addition Polymers
384
Summary
392
CHAPTER X
399
Calculation of Average Dimensions for Various Polymer Chain
414

CHAPTER III
69
Theory of the Reactivity of Large Molecules
75
Kinetics of Degradation of Condensation Polymers
83
Molecular Weights of Linear Condensation Polymers
91
The Principle of Equal Reactivity
102
The Conversion of Monomer to Polymer
110
Chain Lengths
132
Absolute Values of the Rate Constants for Individual Steps
148
Inhibition and Retardation of Polymerization
161
The Composition of Addition Copolymers
178
The Rate of Addition Copolymerization
199
Ionic Polymerization
217
CHAPTER VI
231
Structure and Arrangement of Units in Polymers from Dienes
238
Steric Hindrance in Polymer Chains
246
Nonlinearity in the MacroStructure of Vinyl Polymers
256
Summary
262
Osmotic Methods
269
Determination of Molecular Weights and Polymer Dimensions
283
Determination of Molecular Weights with the Ultracentrifuge
303
CHAPTER VIII
317
Configuration of Polymer Molecules in Dilute Solution
423
CHAPTER XI
432
The Structure of Vulcanized Rubber
454
The Statistical Theory of Rubber Elasticity
464
Experimental StressStrain Behavior of Vulcanized Rubbers
470
The StressStrain Curve at High Elongations
482
STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS
495
Dilute Polymer Solutions
519
CHAPTER XIII
541
ponent in a Binary Solvent Mixture
548
Phase Equilibria in Semicrystalline Systems
563
Swelling of Network Structures
576
CONFIGURATIONAL AND FRICTIONAL PROPERTIES
595
Frictional Properties of the Polymer Molecule in Solution
602
Intrinsic Viscosities of Non
611
Frictional Coefficients
626
GLOSSARY OF PRINCIPAL SYMBOLS
640
AUTHOR INDEX
653
SUBJECT INDEX
663
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About the author (1953)

Born in Illinois, Paul Flory received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Throughout his career, he has divided his energies between the university and industry. Since beginning his professional career in 1934, he has worked in chemical research at E.I. DuPont, the Standard Oil Company, the Goodyear Tire Company, and the Mellon Institute. In addition, he has served as chair of chemistry at Cornell University and at Stanford University. In the 1930s, Flory was one of the people who began working on the properties of polymers, chemical compounds of high molecular weight consisting of a number of smaller structural units linked together. He contributed many insights into polymerization mechanics, including using statistical methods to determine ways of expressing the distribution of chain lengths of polymer molecules. Flory also developed a theory of nonlinear polymers, which involved cross-linkages between molecular chains. One important innovation of Flory's was the concept of "Flory temperature", a temperature for a given solution at which meaningful measurements can be made of the properties of polymers. For his work in the physical chemistry of the macromolecules [polymers], he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1974.

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