DescriptionThe book summarizes many of the recent technical research accomplishments in the area of engineering polymers, such as oxygen containing main chain polymers (Polyether and Polyesters). The book emphasizes the various aspects of preparation, structure, processing, morphology, properties and applications of engineering polymers. Recent advances in the development and characterization of multi component polymer blends and composites (maco, micro and nano) based on engineering polymers are discussed in detail. The content of the book is unique as there are no books which deal with the recent advances synthesis, morphology, structure, properties and applications of engineering polymers and their blends and composites including nanocomposites. It covers an up-to-date record on the major findings and observations in the field.
1. Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics: Polyethers and Polyesters (Sabu Thomas and Visakh P.M.).
1.2 Polyesters Synthesis.
1.4 Individual Polyethers and Polyesters and Their Application.
1.5 New Challenges and Opportunities.
2. Poly(phenylene oxide) (Mong Liang).
2.1 Introduction and History.
2.3 Polymerization and Mechanism.
2.5 Compounding and Special Additives.
2.8 Environmental Impact and Recycling.
2.9 Recent Developments in Poly Phenylene Oxide Based Blends and Composites and Their Applications.
3. Polyether Ether Ketone (Jinwen Wang).
3.1 Introduction and History.
3.2 Polymerization and Fabrication.
3.4 Chemical Properties.
3.5 Environmental Resistance.
3.6 Compounding and Special Additives.
3.9 Environmental Impact and Recycling.
3.10 Recent Developments in PEEK Based Blends and Composites and Their Applications.
4. Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (Benedicte Lepoittevin and Philippe Roger).
4.1 Introduction and History.
4.2 Polymerization and Fabrication.
4.3 Solid-State Properties.
4.4 Chemical Stability.
4.5 Compounding and Special Additives.
4.8 Environmental Impact and Recycling.
4.9 Recent Developments in Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Based Blends and Composites and Their Applications.
4.10 Recent Advances in Surface Modification of PET Materials.
5. Poly(butylene terephthalate) - Synthesis, Properties, Application (Vesna V. Antio and Marija V. Pergal).
5.1 Introduction and History.
5.2 Polymerization and Fabrication.
5.3 Physical and Chemical Properties.
5.6 Compounding and Special Additives.
5.7 Thermoplastic Polyester Elastomers (TPEE).
5.8 Environmental Impact and Recycling.
6. Polyesters Based on Cyclohexanedimethanol (A. Martinez de Ilarduya and S. Munoz Guerra).
6.1. Introduction and History.
6.2 Polymerization and Fabrication.
6.4 Chemical Stability.
6.5 Compounding and Special Additives.
6.8 Environmental Impact and Recycling.
6.9 Recent Developments in Blends and Composites and Their Aplications.
7. Bisphenol-A (Piotr Czub).
7.1 Introduction and History.
7.2 Fabrication Methods.
7.3 Mineral Acid Catalysts.
7.4 Ion-exchange Resin Catalysts.
7.5 Solid Acid Catalysts.
7.6 BPA Yield and Selectivity.
7.7 BPA Waste Disposal.
7.8 Alternative Paths for the BPA Synthesis.
7.11 Environmental and Human Health Impact.
8. Liquid Crystal Polyesters (A.B.Samui and V. Srinivasa Rao).
8.1 Introduction and History.
8.2 Polymerization and Fabrication.
8.4 Chemical and Thermal Stability.
8.5 Compounding and Special Additives.
8.8 Environmental Impact and Recycling.
8.9 Recent Developments in Liquid Crystal Polyesters.
9 Polylactide (Minna Hakkaratnen and Anna Finne-Wistrand).
9.2 Polymerization and Fabrication.
9.4 Chemical Stability.
9.5 Compounding and Special Additives.
9.8 Environmental Impact and Recycling.
9.9 Recent Developments in Polylactide-based Blends and Their Applications.
10. Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers (Jasna Djonlagic and Marija S. Ntkoltc).
10.1 Introduction and History.
10.2 Polymerization and Fabrication of Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers.
10.3 Structure of Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers.
10.4 Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers.
10.5 Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers with Different Chemical Composition.
10.6 Chemical Stability of Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers.
10.7 Compounding and Special Additives for Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers.
10.8 Processing of Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers.
10.9 Applications of Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers.
10.10 Environmental Impact and Recycling of Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers.
10.11 Recent Developments in Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers Based Blends and Composites and Their Applications.
10.12 Conclusions and Future Trends in Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers
11. Poly(meth)aerylates (Qintnin Pan, Hut Wang, Garry L. Rempel).
11.3 Polymerization Techniques.
11.6 Environmental Impact, Degradation, and Recycling.
11.7 Recent Advances in Poly(meth)acrylate Based Blends and Composites.
12. Polycarbonates (Filippo Samperi, Maurizio S. Montaudo, and Giorgio Montaudo).
12.1 Introduction and History.
12.2 Polymerization and Fabrication.
12.4 Chemical Stability.
12.5 Thermal Stability.
12.6 Thermo and Photo-oxidative Stability.
12.7 Compounding and Special Additives.
12.10 Environmental Impact and Recycling.
12.11 Recent Developments in Blends and Composites Based on Polycarbonate.