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Microwave-Enhanced Polymer Chemistry and Technology

Microwave-Enhanced Polymer Chemistry and Technology

Dariusz Bogdal, Aleksander Prociak

ISBN: 978-0-813-82537-3

Sep 2007, Wiley-Blackwell

280 pages

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While polymer technology forms one of the largest areas of application of microwave technology, and the methods and procedures used therein are among the most developed, there is still a relative lack of published information on the subject.

Microwave-Enhanced Polymer Chemistry and Technology describes novel approaches to polymer processing using microwave technologies. Coverage includes background and scientific data, analysis of processes and product properties in comparison with existing technology, applications that are being used in various approaches, and the status of current research. Features of microwave irradiation, i.e., solvent-free reactions, low waste, energy efficiency, high yield, short reaction time, and possible use of alternative solvents, can play an important role in the development of green chemistry methods.



  1. Fundamentals of Microwaves

  1. Overview of Polymerization Processes Under Microwave Conditions in Comparison with Conventional Conditions

  1. Thermoplastic Polymers

  1. Thermosetting Resins

  1. Polymer Composites and Blends

  1. Renewable Resources for the Preparation of Polymeric Materials and Polymer Modification

  1. Recycling of Plastics

  1. Commercialization and Scaling-Up


  • Brings non-experts up-to-speed quickly and comprehensively on the current research in microwave-enhanced chemistry

  • Provides coverage on the latest applications throughout the chapters

  • Includes summary chapter which focuses on scale up and commercialization