Faculty Book: George Odian
Principles of Polymerization
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004; 4th edition)
The large chains of molecules known as polymers are currently used in everything from "wash and wear" clothing to rubber tires to protective enamels and paints. Yet the practical applications of polymers are only increasing; innovations in polymer chemistry constantly bring both improved and entirely new uses for polymers onto the technological playing field. This volume, now in its fourth edition, presents the classic text on polymer synthesis, fully updated to reflect today's state of the art. A thorough discussion at the elementary level prefaces each topic, with a more advanced treatment following. Yet the language throughout remains straightforward and geared towards the student. Extensively updated, the fourth edition provides an excellent textbook for today's students of polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science, as well as a current reference for the researcher or other practitioner working in these areas. George Odian is a professor emeritus of chemistry at the College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: FEB 9, 2004