Future Directions In Polymer Colloids Hohamed S. EI-Aasser, and Robert H. Fitch (editors) It is appropriate that the first NATO-Advanced Research Workshop on "FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN POLYMER COLLOIDS" was held approximately fifty years after the first synthetic polymer latexes were made on a commercial scale during the mid-1930s. Since that time the field of what is now known as polymer colloids has been evolving rapidly, not only on the practical level, but also on the scientific and engineering levels. Billions of pounds of copolymers are manufactured annually by means of the emulsion polymerization process. "Commodity" polymers as well "specialty" polymers are prepared today for use in a wide variety of applications: synthetic rubber, floor coatings, paints, adhesives, binders for non-woven fabrics, high-impact polymers latex foam, additives for construction materials such as cement and concrete, and rheological modifiers. They are also used in numerous biomedical applications: such as diagnostic tests, immunoassays, biological cell-labeling, (identi- fication and separation), and drug delivery systems. Small quantities of monodisperse polymer colloids are used as size calibration standards and find extensive use as model colloids to test theories in colloids surface and rheological studies. Advances have been made in our understanding of the mechanism and kinetics of the emulsion polymerization process as well as the stability of polymer colloids. Equal advances were made in engineering areas related to polymer colloids, e. g. modeling of batch, semi-continuous and continuous emulsion polymerization and copolymer- ization processes.
Number of pages: 402
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 22 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 198
`... should certainly be in the library of all institutes and departments dealing with polymers and colloids.'
`In view of the variety that is offered and the attempts to assess achievements and formulate developments this book is recommended specially for those who want to become aquainted with the current status of the field.'
Recueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-Bas 107/7-8, July/August 1988.
`This book should serve as a good reference materials for researchers both in universities and industry. This book is a welcome addition to the library. The Editors M.S. El-Aasser and R.M. Fitch deserve compliments for their effort in bringing out this excellent volume.'
A. Baran Mandal and K.S.V. Srinivasan, Indian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 28A, Feb. 1989.