A Little Book about Big Chemistry: The Story of Man-Made Polymers (Springerbriefs in Materials) (Paperback)

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A Little Book about Big Chemistry: The Story of Man-Made Polymers (Springerbriefs in Materials) (Paperback)

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BIG Molecules.- Rubber in the 19th Century.- Cellulose and Casein in the 19th Century.- Macromolecules in the 20th Century.- Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Polymers.- The Burgeoning of Modern Plastics.- Physical Properties of Polymers.- Chemical Properties of Polymers.- Initiation of Polymerization.- Copolymers.- Ethical Issues.- The Chronology of Polymers.- Summary and Conclusion.- A Few Suggestions for Further Reading.- References.- Glossary.- Acronyms, and Initialism.- Index.- Acknowledgements.
Derek James Rowland (aka Jim) Massy worked mainly in industrial polymer research, with an emphasis on surface coatings and textile chemicals. Following an uninvited early retirement, he studied further at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and gained a PhD in 1986. Thereafter he spent his time doing organic synthesis of varied types in pharmaceutical research and at the UEA until a more normal retirement age beckoned.
Product Details ISBN: 9783319548302
ISBN-10: 3319548301
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2017
Pages: 82
Language: English
Series: Springerbriefs in Materials