The Chemistry of Polymers

The Chemistry of Polymers

John W Nicholson (Author)
ISBN: 978-1-84973-391-5
Copyright: 2011
Format: Paperback
Extent: 198
Edition Number:  4
Price:  £29.99


This updated new edition of the well established and highly readable introductory text book on polymer science is ideal for those requiring a broad overview of the subject. Following on from the success of the earlier editions, The Chemistry of Polymers, fourth edition, continues to explore the subject from an applications point of view, providing a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of polymer science including synthesis, structure, properties, degradation and dendrimers. Recent advances in special topics in polymer chemistry and polymers and the environment are also discussed in an informative and up-to-date manner.

Highlights include new sections on RAFT polymerization, polymers in drug delivery and polymer LEDs and updated sections on green polymerization, polymers for solar cells and polymers from renewable sources showcasing the recent developments and applications in this exciting area.

The Chemistry of Polymers, fourth edition, is essential reading for university students, teachers and scientists who wish to acquire an up-to-the-minute overview of polymer science and its many specialised topics in an informative and easy to read style.

Author Information

John Nicholson, CChem, CSci, EurChem, FRSC, is a Professor of Biomaterials Chemistry at the University of Greenwich, UK. He completed a BSc in Applied Chemistry at Kingston University, a PhD and then a SERC Post-doctoral Fellow at London South Bank University and a DSc at the University of Greenwich. He has worked as Head of Materials research at the Laboratory of the Government Chemist and Head of Biomaterials, King's College Dental Institute, London. He has published 170 original papers, 4 patents and 4 books.


"There have been countless books on polymer science and chemistry, some more successful than others, with one of the best known being Brydsons’ Plastics Materials. This book is in the same league, deserving equal reverence but covers the subject more succinctly, making it an excellent first purchase on the topic." "The text is very well written, dealing with a very scientific subject in a clear, easy to read manner." "This is an excellent introduction and overview of the subject. It will be a useful core text for students studying polymers as part of a materials or chemistry degree and will help designers understand the properties of polymers. I would strongly recommend it as a first purchase in this subject area."

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