High Polymers

Part of the Chemistry in Industry series, High Polymers was designed as a source-book for science teachers.

Chapter 1:
*Polymerization of monomers through addition, condensation, and copolymerisation
*The structure and properties of polymers

Chapter 2:
*Plastics, including: cellulose-based plastics
*Casein-based plastics
*Addition polymers, such as polyethylene and polypropylene, and PVC
*Condensation polymers, such as polycarbonates and polyesters, and nylon

Chapter 3:
*Man-made fibres: rayons
*Spandex and Lycra

Chapter 4:
*Elastomers: natural and synthetic rubbers

Chapter 5:
*Silicones: the structure and properties
*The manufacture of silicone polymers
*Silicone fluids
*Silicone rubbers
*Silicone resins

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