This book is intended to be a complete compendium of the types of methodology that have evolved for the determination of the chemical composition of polymers.
Volume 1 covers the methodology used for the determination of metals, non-metals and organic functional groups in polymers, and for the determination of the ratio in which different monomer units occur in copolymers. The techniques available for composition determination of homopolymers and copolymers and other recent modern techniques such as X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, microthermal analysis and scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive analysis using X-rays are also included.The structure and microstructure of polymers, copolymers and rubbers are dealt with in Volume 2. More detailed aspects, such as sequencing of monomer units in copolymers, end-group analysis, tacticity and stereochemical determinations, are also dealt with in this subsequent volume.
This book gives an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the state-of-the-art theories and availability of instrumentation needed to effect chemical and physical analysis of polymers. This is supported by approximately 1200 references. The book should be of great interest to all those engaged in the subject in industry, university research.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Pyrolysis - Gas Chromatography
Chapter 2. Complementary Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography-FT-IR
Chapter 3. Complementary Pyrolysis - Mass Spectrometry
Chapter 4. Complementary Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Chapter 5. Reaction Gas chromatography Techniques
Chapter 6. Sequencing of Homopolymers
Chapter 7. Sequencing in Copolymers
Chapter 8. Stereoisomerism and Tacticity
Chapter 9. Regioisomerism
Chapter 10. Branching
Chapter 11. Block Copolymers
Chapter 12. Types of Unsaturation
Chapter 13. Determination of End-groups