Handbook of Polymers

Handbook of Polymers

Author: George Wypych
ISBN 978-1-895198-47-8 

First Edition
Pages 680
Format: 8.5 x 11 inches

Polymers selected for this edition of the Handbook of Polymers include all major polymeric materials used by the plastics and other branches of the chemical industry as well as specialty polymers used in the electronics, pharmaceutical, medical, and space fields. Extensive information is included on biopolymers.

The data included in the Handbook of Polymers come from open literature (published articles, conference papers, and books), literature available from manufacturers of various grades of polymers, plastics, and finished products, and patent literature. The above sources were searched, including the most recent literature. It can be seen from the references that a large portion of the data comes from information published in 2011. This underscores one of the major goals of this undertaking, which is to provide readers with the most up-to-date information.

 Frequently, data from different sources vary in a broad range and they have to be reconciled. In such cases, values closest to their average and values based on testing of the most current grades of materials are selected to provide readers with information which is characteristic of currently available products, focusing on the potential use of data in solving practical problems. In this process of verification, many older data were rejected unless they have been confirmed by recently conducted studies.

 Presentation of data for all polymers is based on a consistent pattern of data arrangement, although, depending on data availability, only data fields which contain actual values are included for each individual polymer. The entire scope of the data is divided into sections to make data comparison and search easy.  

The data are organized into the following sections:
• General (Common name, IUPAC name, ACS name, Acronym, CAS number, EC number, RETECS number, Linear formula)
• History (Person to discover, Date, Details)
• Synthesis (Monomer(s) structure, Monomer(s) CAS number(s), Monomer(s) molecular weight(s), Monomer(s) expected purity(ies), Monomer ratio, Degree of substitution, Formulation example, Method of synthesis, Temperature of polymerization, Time of polymerization, Pressure of polymerization, Catalyst, Yield, Activation energy of polymerization, Free enthalpy of formation, Heat of polymerization, Initiation rate constant, Propagation rate constant, Termination rate constant, Chain transfer rate constant, Inhibition rate constant, Polymerization rate constant, Method of polymer separation, Typical impurities, Typical concentration of residual monomer, Number average molecular weight, Mn, Mass average molecular weight, Mw, Polydispersity, Mw/Mn, Polymerization degree, Molar volume at 298K, Molar volume at melting point, Van der Waals volume, Radius of gyration, End-to-end distance of unperturbed polymer chain, Degree of branching, Type of branching, Chain-end groups)
• Structure (Crystallinity, Crystalline structure, Cell type (lattice), Cell dimensions, Unit cell angles, Number of chains per unit cell, Crystallite size, Spacing between crystallites, Polymorphs, Tacticity, Cis content, Chain conformation, Entanglement molecular weight, Lamellae thickness, Heat of crystallization, Rapid crystallization temperature, Avrami constants, k/n)
• Commercial polymers (Some manufacturers, Trade names, Composition information)
• Physical properties (Density, Bulk density, Color, Refractive index, Birefringence, Molar polarizability, Transmittance, Haze, Gloss, Odor, Melting temperature, Softening point, Decomposition temperature, Fusion temperature, Thermal expansion coefficient, Thermal conductivity, Glass transition temperature, Specific heat capacity, Heat of fusion, Calorific value, Maximum service temperature, Long term service temperature, Temperature index (50% tensile strength loss after 20,000 h/5000 h), Heat deflection temperature at 0.45 MPa, Heat deflection temperature at 1.8 MPa, Vicat temperature VST/A/50, Vicat temperature VST/B/50, Start of thermal degradation, Enthalpy, Acceptor number, Donor number, Hansen solubility parameters, dD, dP, dH, Molar volume, Hildebrand solubility parameter, Surface tension, Dielectric constant at 100 Hz/1 MHz, Dielectric loss factor at 1 kHz, Relative permittivity at 100 Hz, Relative permittivity at 1 MHz, Dissipation factor at 100 Hz, Dissipation factor at 1 MHz, Volume resistivity, Surface resistivity, Electric strength K20/P50, d=0.60.8 mm, Comparative tracking index, CTI, test liquid A, Comparative tracking index, CTIM, test liquid B, Arc resistance, Power factor, Coefficient of friction, Permeability to nitrogen, Permeability to oxygen, Permeability to water vapor, Diffusion coefficient of nitrogen, Diffusion coefficient of oxygen, Diffusion coefficient of water vapor, Contact angle of water, Surface free energy, Speed of sound, Acoustic impedance, Attenuation)
• Mechanical properties (Tensile strength, Tensile modulus, Tensile stress at yield, Tensile creep modulus, 1000 h, elongation 0.5 max, Elongation, Tensile yield strain, Flexural strength, Flexural modulus, Elastic modulus, Compressive strength, Young's modulus, Tear strength, Charpy impact strength, Charpy impact strength, notched, Izod impact strength, Izod impact strength, notched, Shear strength, Tenacity, Abrasion resistance, Adhesive bond strength, Poisson's ratio, Compression set, Shore A hardness, Shore D hardness, Rockwell hardness, Ball indention hardness at 358 N/30 S, Shrinkage, Brittleness temperature, Viscosity number, Intrinsic viscosity, Mooney viscosity, Melt viscosity, shear rate=1000 s-1, Melt volume flow rate, Melt index, Water absorption, Moisture absorption)
• Chemical resistance (Acid dilute/concentrated, Alcohols, Alkalis, Aliphatic hydrocarbons, Aromatic hydrocarbons, Esters, Greases & oils, Halogenated hydrocarbons, Ketones, Theta solvent, Good solvent, Non-solvent)
• Flammability (Flammability according to UL-standard; thickness 1.6/0.8 mm, Ignition temperature, Autoignition temperature, Limiting oxygen index, Heat release, NBS smoke chamber, Burning rate (Flame spread rate), Char, Heat of combustion, Volatile products of combustion)
• Weather stability (Spectral sensitivity, Activation wavelengths, Excitation wavelengths, Emission wavelengths, Activation energy of photoxidation, Depth of UV penetration, Important initiators and accelerators, Products of degradation, Stabilizers)
• Biodegradation (Typical biodegradants, Stabilizers)
• Toxicity (NFPA: Health, Flammability, Reactivity rating, Carcinogenic effect, Mutagenic effect, Teratogenic effect, Reproductive toxicity, TLV, ACGIH, NIOSH, MAK/TRK, OSHA, Acceptable daily intake, Oral rat, LD50, Skin rabbit, LD50)
• Environmental impact (Aquatic toxicity, Daphnia magna, LC50, 48 h, Aquatic toxicity, Bluegill sunfish, LC50, 48 h, Aquatic toxicity, Fathead minnow, LC50, 48 h, Aquatic toxicity, Rainbow trout, LC50, 48 h, Mean degradation half-life, Toxic products of degradation, Biological oxygen demand, BOD5, Chemical oxygen demand, Theoretical oxygen demand, Cradle to grave non-renewable energy use)
• Processing (Typical processing methods, Preprocess drying: temperature/time/residual moisture, Processing temperature, Processing pressure, Process time, Additives used in final products, Applications, Outstanding properties)
• Blends (Suitable polymers, Compatibilizers)
• Analysis (FTIR (wavenumber-assignment), Raman (wavenumber-assignment), NMR (chemical shifts), x-ray diffraction peaks)

 It can be anticipated from the above breakdown of information that the Handbook of Polymers contains information on all essential data used in practical applications, research, and legislation, providing such data are available for a particular material. In total, over 230 different types of data were searched for each individual polymer. The last number does not include special fields that might be added to characterize the performance of specialty polymers in their applications.

 We hope that the results of our thorough search will be useful and that the data will be skillfully applied by users of this book for the benefit of their research and applications. 

 The contents, scope, treatment of the data (comparison of data from different sources and their qualification), and novelty of the data give the book which should be found on the desk of anyone working with polymeric materials.

ABS poly(acrylonitrile-co-butadiene-co-styrene)
AK alkyd resin
ASA poly(acrylonitrile-co-styrene-co-acrylate)
BIIR bromobutyl rubber
BMI polybismaleimide
BZ polybenzoxazine
C cellulose
CA cellulose acetate
CAB cellulose acetate butyrate
CAP cellulose acetate propionate
CAPh cellulose acetate phthalate
CAR carrageenan
CB cellulose butyrate
CEC carboxylated ethylene copolymer
CHI chitosan
CIIR chlorobutyl rubber
CMC carboxymethyl cellulose
CN cellulose nitrate
COC cyclic olefin copolymer
CPE polyethylene, chlorinated
CPVC poly(vinyl chloride), chlorinated
CR polychloroprene
CSP polyethylene, chlorosulfonated
CTA cellulose triacetate
CY cyanoacrylate
DAP poly(diallyl phthalate)
E-RLPO poly(ethyl acrylate-co-methyl methacrylate-co-triammonioethyl methacrylate chloride)
EAA poly(ethylene-co-acrylic acid)
EAMM poly(ethyl acrylate-co-methyl methacrylate)
EBAC poly(ethylene-co-butyl acrylate)
EBCO ethylene-n-butyl acrylate-carbon monoxide terpolymer
EC ethyl cellulose
ECTFE poly(ethylene-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene)
EEAC poly(ethylene-co-ethyl acrylate)
EMA poly(ethylene-co-methyl acrylate)
EMA-AA poly(ethylene-co-methyl acrylate-co-acrylic acid)
ENBA poly(ethylene-co-n-butyl acrylate)
EP epoxy resin
EPDM ethylene-propylene diene terpolymer
EPR ethylene propylene rubber
ETFE poly(ethylene-co-tetrafluoroethylene)
EVAC ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer
EVOH ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer
FEP fluorinated ethylene-propylene copolymer
FR furan resin
GEL gelatin
GT gum tragacanth
HCP hydroxypropyl cellulose
HDPE high density polyethylene
HEC hydroxyethyl cellulose
HPMC hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
HPMM poly(methacrylic acid-co-methyl methacrylate)
IIR isobutylene-isoprene rubber
LCP liquid crystalline polymers
LDPE low density polyethylene
LLDPE linear low density polyethylene
MABS poly(methyl methacrylate-co-acrylonitrile-co-butadiene-co-styrene)
MBS poly(styrene-co-butadiene-co-methyl methacrylate)
MC methylcellulose
MF melamine-formaldehyde resin
MP melamine-phenolic resin
NBR acrylonitrile-butadiene elastomer
PA-3 polyamide-3
PA-4,6 polyamide-4,6
PA-4,10 polyamide-4,10
PA-6 polyamide-6
PA-6,6 polyamide-6,6
PA-6,10 polyamide-6,10
PA-6,12 polyamide-6,12
PA-6,66 polyamide-6,66
PA-11 polyamide-11
PA-12 polyamide-12
PAA poly(acrylic acid)
PAAm polyacrylamide
PAC polyacetylene
PAEK acrylonitrile-butadiene-acrylate copolymer
PAH polyanhydride
PAI poly(amide imide)
Palg alginic acid
PAN polyacrylonitrile
PANI polyaniline
PAR polyarylate
PARA polyamide MXD6
PB 1,2-polybutylene
PBA poly(p-benzamide)
PBAN poly(butadiene-co-acrylonitrile-co-acrylic acid)
PBD,cis cis-1,4-polybutadiene
PBI polybenzimidazole
PBMA polybutylmethacrylate
PBN poly(butylene 2,6-naphthalate)
PBT poly(butylene terephthalate)
PC polycarbonate
PCL poly(e-caprolactone)
PCT poly(cyclohexylene terephthalate)
PCTFE polychlorotrifluoroethylene
PCTG poly(ethylene-co-1,4-cyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate)
PDMS polydimethylsiloxane
PDS polydioxanone
PE polyethylene
PEA poly(ethyl acrylate)
PEC poly(ester carbonate
PEDOT poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)
PEEK polyetheretherketone
PEI poly(ether imide)
PEK polyetherketone
PEKK polyetherketoneketone
PEM poly(ethylene-co-methacrylic acid)
PEN poly(ethylene 2,6-naphthalate)
PEO poly(ethylene oxide)
PES poly(ether sulfone)
PET poly(ethylene terephthalate)
PEX silane-crosslinkable polyethylene
PF phenol-formaldehyde resin
PFA perfluoroalkoxy resin
PFI perfluorinated ionomer
PFPE perfluoropolyether
PGA poly(glycolic acid)
PHEMA poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate)
PHB poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)
PHSQ polyhydridosilsesquioxane
PI polyimide
PIB polyisobutylene
PIP,cis cis-polyisoprene
PK polyketone
PLA poly(lactic acid)
PMA poly(methyl acrylate)
PMAA poly(methacrylic acid)
PMAN polymethacrylonitrile
PMFS polymethyltrifluoropropylsiloxane
PMMA polymethylmethacrylate
PMP polymethylpentene
PMPS polymethylphenylsilylene
PMS poly(p-methylstyrene)
PMSQ polymethylsilsesquioxane
PN polynorbornene
POE very highly branched polyethylene
POM polyoxymethylene
PP polypropylene
PP,iso polypropylene, isotactic
PPA polyphthalamide
PPG polypropylene glycol
PPMA polypropylene, maleic anhydride modified
PPO poly(phenylene oxide)
PPP poly(1,4-phenylene)
PPS poly(p-phenylene sulfide)
PPSQ polyphenylsilsesquioxane
PPSU poly(phenylene sulfone)
PPT poly(propylene terephthalate)
PPTA poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide)
PPTI poly(m-phenylene isophthalamide)
PPV poly(1,4-phenylene vinylene)
PPX poly(p-xylylene)
PPy polypyrrole
PR proteins
PS polystyrene
PS,iso polystyrene, isotactic
PS,trans polystyrene, syndiotactic
PSM polysilylenemethylene
PSMS poly(styrene-co-a-methylstyrene)
PSR polysulfide
PSU polysulfone
PTFE polytetrafluoroethylene
PTMG poly(tetramethylene glycol)
PTT poly(trimethylene terephthalate)
PU polyurethane
PVAC poly(vinyl acetate)
PVB poly(vinyl butyrate)
PVC poly(vinyl chloride)
PVCA poly(vinyl chloride-co-vinyl acetate)
PVDC poly(vinylidene chloride)
PVDF poly(vinylidene fluoride)
PVF poly(vinyl fluoride)
PVK poly(N-vinyl carbazole)
PVME poly(vinyl methyl ether)
PVOH poly(vinyl alcohol)
PVP poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone)
PZ polyphosphazene
SAN poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile)
SBC styrene-butadiene block copolymer
SBR poly(styrene-co-butadiene)
SBS styrene-butadiene-styrene triblock copolymer
SEBS styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene triblock copolymer
SIS styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer
SMA poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride)
SMAA poly(styrene-co-methylmethacrylate)
ST starch
TPU thermoplastic polyurethane
UF urea formaldehyde resin
ULDPE ultralow density polyethylene
UP unsaturated polyester
VE vinyl ester resin
XG xanthan gum
George Wypych has a Ph. D. in chemical engineering. His professional expertise includes both university teaching (full professor) and research & development. He has published 17 books: PVC Plastisols, (University Press); Polyvinylchloride Degradation, (Elsevier); Polyvinylchloride Stabilization, (Elsevier); Polymer Modified Textile Materials, (Wiley & Sons); Handbook of Material Weathering, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Editions, (ChemTec Publishing); Handbook of Fillers, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions, (ChemTec Publishing); Recycling of PVC, (ChemTec Publishing); Weathering of Plastics. Testing to Mirror Real Life Performance, (Plastics Design Library), Handbook of Solvents, Handbook of Plasticizers, Handbook of Antistatics, Handbook of Antiblocking, Release, and Slip Additives (1st and 2nd Editions), PVC Degradation & Stabilization, PVC Formulary, Handbook of UV Degradation and Stabilization, Handbook of Biodeterioration, Biodegradation and Biostabilization, and Handbook of Polymers (all by ChemTec Publishing), 47 scientific papers, and he has obtained 16 patents. He specializes in polymer additives, polymer processing and formulation, material durability, and the development of sealants and coatings. He is included in the Dictionary of International Biography, Who's Who in Plastics and Polymers, Who's Who in Engineering, and was selected International Man of the Year 1996-1997 in recognition for his services to education.