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Szycher's Handbook of Polyurethanes

Edited by: Michael Szycher

Print publication date:  July  2012
Online publication date:  July  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439839584
eBook ISBN: 9781439863138
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A practical handbook rather than merely a chemistry reference, Szycher's Handbook of Polyurethanes, Second Edition offers an easy-to-follow compilation of crucial new information on polyurethane technology, which is irreplaceable in a wide range of applications. This new edition of a bestseller is an invaluable reference for technologists, marketers, suppliers, and academicians who require cutting-edge, commercially valuable data on the most advanced uses for polyurethane, one of the most important and complex specialty polymers.

internationally recognized expert Dr. Michael Szycher updates his bestselling industry "bible"

With seven entirely new chapters and five that are revised and updated, this book summarizes vital contents from U.S. patent literature?one of the most comprehensive sources of up-to-date technical information. These patents illustrate the most useful technology discovered by corporations, universities, and independent inventors. Because of the wealth of information they contain, this handbook features many full-text patents, which are carefully selected to best illustrate the complex principles involved in polyurethane chemistry and technology.

Features of this landmark reference include:

  • Hundreds of practical formulations
  • Discussion of the polyurethane history, key terms, and commercial importance
  • An in-depth survey of patent literature
  • Useful stoichiometric calculations
  • The latest "green" chemistry applications
  • A complete assessment of medical-grade polyurethane technology

Not biased toward any one supplier?s expertise, this special reference uses a simplified language and layout and provides extensive study questions after each chapter. It presents rich technical and historical descriptions of all major polyurethanes and updated sections on medical and biological applications. These features help readers better understand developmental, chemical, application, and commercial aspects of the subject.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Basic Concepts in Polyurethane Chemistry and Technology Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Structure–Property Relations in Polyurethanes Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Isocyanate Chemistry Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Polyols Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Chain Extenders Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Flexible and Semiflexible Foams Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Rigid Polyurethane Foams Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Polyurethane Foam Surfactants Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Catalysis of Isocyanate Reactions Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Elastomers Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Reaction Injection Molding Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Polyurethane Adhesives Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Waterborne Polyurethanes Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Health and Safety Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Radiation-Curable Adhesives and Coatings Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Processing Methods Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Compounding Ingredients Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Copolymers and Polyblends Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Polyurethane Coatings Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Castables, Sealants, and Caulking Compounds Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Medical Applications Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Resorbable Polyurethanes Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Biodurable Polyurethanes Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Antimicrobial Polyurethanes Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Hydrophilic Polyurethanes Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Biocompatibility Testing Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Eco-Friendly Polyurethanes Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Processing Thermoplastics Urethanes via Twin Screw Extrusion Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Infrared Analysis of Medical-Grade Polyurethane Elastomers: Can Durometer Hardness Be Determined by IR Analysis? Download PDF
AppendixA Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
AppendixC Download PDF
AppendixD Download PDF
AppendixB Download PDF
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