Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules
Macro to Nanoscales

Editors: Chin Han Chan, PhD
Chin Hua Chia, PhD
Sabu Thomas, PhD

Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: March 2014
Hardback Price: $229.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781926895642
Pages: 656pp
Binding Type: hardbound

Knowledge of thermodynamics is a necessary tool for describing and understanding the physical behavior of new polymers and polymer blends, for instance, compatibility of components, rheological properties, morphological features, and mechanical properties. This book summarizes in a fairly comprehensive manner the recent technical research accomplishments in the area of thermodynamics, characterizations, and applications of polymer blends.

In the first chapter, an overview of thermodynamic behaviors of non-equilibrium polymers is discussed. In the consecutive chapters, different properties of polymer blends are discussed, including surface tension, transition, crystallization, morphology, and flow behaviors. Miscibility and molecular characterizations of polymer blends are also covered in this book. Applications to various systems are reviewed, and both experimental concerns and references are supplied. In this time when science has such a strong tendency for diversification, this book demonstrates the relevance of one’s own activities with neighboring branches of activities.

This book is unique in that the mathematics of the physics of polymers are minimized in order not to discourage the interest of a junior or senior undergraduate or new graduate student by an unnecessarily rigorous approach. However, book aims to widen the readers’ general knowledge with a better understanding of the physics of polymers. Applications to various systems are reviewed, and both experimental concerns and references are supplied.

Part 1: Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules
Chapter 1: Introduction

Hans Werner Kammer

Chapter 2: Molecular Mass of Macromolecules and Its Distribution

Hans Werner Kammer

Chapter 3: Macromolecules in Solution

Hans Werner Kammer

Chapter 4: Characterization of Polymers by Flowing

Hans Werner Kammer

Chapter 5: Transitions in Polymers

Hans Werner Kammer

Chapter 6: Crystallization and Melting of Polymers

Hans Werner Kammer

Chapter 7: Polymers in Non-Equilibrium

Hans Werner Kammer

Chapter 8: Liquid-Crystalline Order in Polymers

Hans Werner Kammer

Chapter 9: Surface Tension of Polymer Blends and Random Copolymers

Hans Werner Kammer

Chapter 10: Macromolecules in Condensed State

Hans Werner Kammer

Chapter 11: Molecular Characterization of Synthetic Polymers by Means of Liquid Chromotography

Dusan Berek

Chapter 12: Impedance Spectroscopy: Basic Concepts and Application for Electrical Evaluation of Polymer Electrolytes

Tan Winie and Abdul Kariem Arof

Part 2: Advanced Polymeric Materials: Macro to Nanoscales
Chapter 13: Preparation of Chitin-Based Nano-Fibrous and Composite Materials Using Ionic Liquids

Jun-ichi Kadakawa

Chapter 14: Fire-Resist Bio-Based Polyurethane for Structural Foam Application

Khairiah Haji Badri and Amamer Musbah Omran Redwan

Chapter 15: Graft Copolymers of Guar Gum vs Alginate: Drug Delivery Applications and Implications

Animesh Ghosh and Tin Wui Wong

Chapter 16: Thermal Properties of Poly(hydroxyalkanoates)

Yoga Sugama Salim, Chin Han Chan, Kumar Sudesh, and Seng Neon Gan

Chapter 17: Replacing Petroleum-Based Tackifier in Tire Compounds with Environmental Friendly Palm Oil-Based Resins

Siang Yin Lee and Seng Neon Gan

Chapter 18: Miscibility, Thermal Properties and Ion Conductivity of Poly)ethylene Oxide) and Polyacrylate

L. H. Sim, Abd. Karim SR, and C. H. Chan

Chapter 19: Poly(trimethylene Terephthalate: The New Generation of Engineering Thermoplastic Polyester

C. Sarathchandran, Chin Han Chan, Siti Rozana Bt. Abd. Karim, and Sabu Thomas


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Chin Han Chan, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University Teknologi MARA (MARA University of Technology), Selangor, Malaysia

Chin Han Chan, PhD, is an associate professor in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University Teknologi MARA (MARA University of Technology) in Selangor, Malaysia. She has received many research grants, has published many articles in professional journals, has published chapters in books, and has presented at many professional conferences. Her field of interest includes epoxidized natural rubber-based nanostructured blends and thermoplastic elastomer, biodegradable polyester/polyether blends, and solid polymer electrolytes.

Chin Hua Chia, PhD
Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangassan, Selangor, Malaysia

Chin Hua Chia, PhD, is a senior lecturer at the School of Applied Physics with the faculty of Science and Technology at Universiti Kebangassan in Selangor, Malaysia. A recipient of the Young Scientist Award from the National University of Malaysia in 2012, he is a member of several professional organizations and has published several book chapters and articles in professional journals as well as has presented a professional meetings.

Sabu Thomas, PhD
Director, School of Chemical Sciences, Professor of Polymer Science & Technology & Honorary Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

Dr. Sabu Thomas is the Director of the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He is also a full professor of polymer science and engineering and the Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the same university. He is a fellow of many professional bodies. Professor Thomas has authored or co-authored many papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of polymer processing. He has organized several international conferences and has more than 420 publications, 11 books and two patents to his credit. He has been involved in a number of books both as author and editor. He is a reviewer to many international journals and has received many awards for his excellent work in polymer processing. His h Index is 42. Professor Thomas is listed as the 5th position in the list of Most Productive Researchers in India, in 2008.

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