This book provides comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible coverage of the relationship between fundamental chemistry and the uses of polymers. With help from new co-author James Mark, the book presents a complete overview of the synthetic, kinetic, structural, and applied aspects of modern polymer chemistry as well as coverage of industrial and medical applications. For chemists and chemical engineers involved in polymer chemistry.
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A complete overview of the synthetic, kinetic, structural, and applied aspects of modern polymer chemistry.About the Author:
Harry R. Allcock is Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of London. After holding postdoctoral positions at Purdue University and the National Research Council of Canada, he spent five years as a polymer research scientist in American industry before joining The Pennsylvania State University in 1966. Trained initially as a mechanistic organometallic chemist, his research interests have included the synthesis of new organic and inorganic polymers, the use of inorganic and organometallic compounds as polymerization initiators, radiation-induced polymerizations, ring-chain equilibria, organosilicon compounds, and the structural examination of polymers by X-ray diffraction, NMR, and conformational analysis techniques. A major interest throughout his career has been the design and synthesis of new biomedical materials. He and his coworkers synthesized the first stable polyphosphazenes, and his research group has been responsible for many of the major developments in this field. His pioneering research has been recognized by numerous awards including the American Chemical Society National Awards in Polymer Chemistry and Materials Chemistry, and the A.C.S Polymer Division Herman Mark Award in Polymer Science. He is also a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of the American Institute of Chemists Chemical Pioneer Award. He has held a number of visiting lectureships, has published three research monographs, co-authored three other volumes, and co-edited three additional books. Professor Allcock has authored or co-authored more than 440 research papers and reviews, holds 54 patents, and has trained more than 100 graduate students and postdoctoral students in his laboratory.
Frederick W Lampe (1927-2000) was a Professor of Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University. Professor Lampe was born in Chicago. He served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946, and later received a B.S. degree from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University. He then spent seven years as a research scientist with the Humble Oil and Refining Company in Texas before moving to Penn State in 1960. Professor Lampe was a physical chemist whose polymer interests were in the areas of radiation-induced polymerizations, kinetics of polymerization processes, application of mass spectrometry to polymer degradation processes, statistical mechanics, and molecular weight methods. He was also interested in gaseous ion reactions, photochemistry, and the effects of ionizing radiation on materials. He was the author or co-author of over 160 research papers and review articles, and held five patents on polymer chemistry and radiation chemistry. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and at the Hahn-Meitner Nuclear Research Institute in Berlin. His honors included the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, a National Science Foundation Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a Robert A. Welch Lecturship. Professor Lampe also served for five years as the Head of the Chemistry Department at Penn State.
James E. Mark was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Wilkes College and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. After serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University with Professor Paul J. Flory, he was an Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn before moving to the University of Michigan, where he became a Full Professor in 1972. In 1977 he assumed the position of Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, where he was Chairman of the Physical Chemistry division and Director of the Polymer Research Center. In 1987 he was named to the first Distinguished Professorship at Cincinnati. Dr. Mark's research interests include the physical chemistry of polymers, elasticity of polymer networks, liquid crystalline polymers, hybrid organic-inorganic composites, and a variety of computer simulations. He has lectured widely on polymer chemistry, is a consultant to industry, and has organized a number of polymer-related short courses. He has published over 600 research papers and has coauthored or coedited eighteen books. Among his awards are the A.C.S Applied Polymer Science Award and the A.C.S. Polymer Division Paul. J. Flory Polymer Education Award, the Whitby Award, and the Charles Goodyear Medal from the A.C.S Rubber Division. He is the founding Editor of the journal Computational and Theoretical Polymer Science and serves on the Editorial Boards of a number of other journals. He has also been a Turner Alfrey Visiting Professor and has received the Edward W Morley Award from the A.C.S. Cleveland Section.
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