"Chemists, chemical engineers, and material scientists who want to know more about the chemistry and structural control of polymers would find extensive information in this book…" (MRS Bulletin, February 2006)
“…the most comprehensive treatment of this topic that I have encountered … an essential component of the book collection of any research group involved in polymer synthesis.” (Advanced Materials, 2005; Vol., 17; 16)
“…an excellent textbook for today’s students of polymer chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science, as well as a current reference for the researcher….” (Apollit, 2005)
"This is the fourth edition of what has not only become a classic textbook but is most useful as a reference book...the author...writes clear and precise sentences and makes what can be a dry subject interesting to read.” (E-STREAMS, October 2004)
"...an admirable text for teaching...and also serves as a valuable reference...a real investment and an important desk reference for polymer synthesis chemists." (Polymer News)
The large chains of molecules known as polymers are currently used in everything from "wash and wear" clothing to rubber tires to protective enamels and paints. Yet the practical applications of polymers are only increasing; innovations in polymer chemistry constantly bring both improved and entirely new uses for polymers onto the technological playing field. Principles of Polymerization, Fourth Edition presents the classic text on polymer synthesis, fully updated to reflect today's state of the art. New and expanded coverage in the Fourth Edition includes:
Appropriate for both novice and advanced students as well as professionals, this comprehensive yet accessible resource enables the reader to achieve an advanced, up-to-date understanding of polymer synthesis. Different methods of polymerization, reaction parameters for synthesis, molecular weight, branching and crosslinking, and the chemical and physical structure of polymers all receive ample coverage. A thorough discussion at the elementary level prefaces each topic, with a more advanced treatment following. Yet the language throughout remains straightforward and geared towards the student.
Extensively updated, Principles of Polymerization, Fourth Edition provides an excellent textbook for today's students of polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science, as well as a current reference for the researcher or other practitioner working in these areas.
I paid for 1 day, overnight shipping; however, I have not received my package after 1 day. I needed the book for class and now I won't have it.Published on August 19, 2010 by gregory miller
I came across this book awhile back. I did read it. I found the mechanisms very weak....as well as poorly explained concepts.There was nothing on orbital theory either. Read morePublished on November 22, 2008 by James Romano
Odian offers a comprehensive guide to polymer chemistry, covering nearly all the types of polymerization, exploring radical, ionic, step, and copolymerization mechanisms and... Read morePublished on October 31, 2003 by Vivek Sharma
The number of concepts covered in this book is amazing -- I learn something new with each reading. The book is also great for pointing you to the leading references in the field;... Read morePublished on June 25, 1999
Encyclopedic and comprehensive, this
text ought to be the sole reference work for undergrads and
graduates in the field of polymer science.