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Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules: Basic Principles and Issues, 2nd Edition

Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules: Basic Principles and Issues, 2nd Edition

S. F. Sun

ISBN: 978-0-471-62356-4

Mar 2004

576 pages



Integrating coverage of polymers and biological macromolecules into a single text, Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules is carefully structured to provide a clear and consistent resource for beginners and professionals alike. The basic knowledge of both biophysical and physical polymer chemistry is covered, along with important terms, basic structural properties and relationships.

This book includes end of chapter problems and references, and also:

  • Enables users to improve basic knowledge of biophysical chemistry and physical polymer chemistry.
  • Explores fully the principles of macromolecular chemistry, methods for determining molecular weight and configuration of molecules, the structure of macromolecules, and their separations.
Preface to the Second Edition. 

Preface to the First Edition.

1. Introduction.

2. Syntheses of Macromolecular Compounds.

3. Distribution of Molecular Weight.

4. Macromolecular Thermodynamics.

5. Chain Configuration.

6. Liquid Crystals.

7. Rubber Elasticity.

8. Viscosity and Viscoelasticity.

9. Osmotic Pressure.

10. Diffusion.

11. Sedimentation.

12. Optical Rotatory Dispersion and Circular Dichroism.

13. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Electrophoresis.

14. Light Scattering.

15. Fourier Series.

16. Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering, Neutron Scattering, and Laser Light Scattering.

17. Electronic and Infrared Spectroscopy.

18. Protein Molecules.

19. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

20. X-Ray Crystallography.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

""...a useful addition to the libraries of scientists, researchers, and engineers working in this field...could also serve as an undergraduate text in a polymers or chemistry program."" (Materials and Manufacturing Processes, August 2006)

""...a modern overview of polymer physical chemistry...a valuable addition to any polymer scientist's library, and it is hard to imagine anyone not getting a lot of useful information and inspiration from reading it."" (Polymer News)