The present book is a sequel to "Elastomers and Rubber Elasticity," edited by J.E. Mark and J. Lal and published by the American Chemical Society in 1982. It is also based on papers presented at an ACS Symposium, sponsored by the Division of Polymer Chemistry, Inc., in this case one held in Chicago in September of 1985. The keynote speaker was to have been Pro fessor Paul J. Flory, and his untimely death just prior to the symposium was a tremendous loss to all of polymer science, in particular to those in terested in elastomeric materials. It is to his memory that this book is dedicated. There has been a great deal of progress in preparing and studying elas tomers since the preceding symposium, which was in 1981. In the case of the synthesis and curing of elastomers, much of the background necessary to an appreciation of these advances is given in the first, introductory chapter."
to Synthesis of Elastomers.- Structure and Properties of Tire Rubbers Prepared by Anionic Polymerization.- Polymer and Chain End Structure in Anionic Diene Polymerization.- Polyurethane Elastomers with Monodisperse Segments and Their Model Precursors: Synthesis and Properties.- Relationship Between Chemical Composition and Hysteresis in Polyurethane Elastomers.- Morphology and Properties of Segmented Polyurethane-Urea Copolymers Prepared via t-Alcohol "Chain Extension".- Diene Triblock Polymers with Styrene-Alpha-Methylstyrene Copolymer End Blocks.- Phase-Selective Curing of Poly(p-Methylstyrene-b-Butadiene-b-p-Methylstyrene).- A New Free Radical Approach to the Synthesis of Polydimethylsiloxane-Vinyl Monomer Block Polymers.- An Overview of the Chemical Modification of Natural Rubber.- Stabilisation of Rubbers in Aggressive Environments.- Polymers from Hydrogenated Polydienes Prepared with Neodymium Catalysts.- A New Crosslinking Reaction of Polyacrylic Elastomer by Onium Salt Catalyst.- Fatigue Resistance of Polybutadienes and Effect of Microstructure.- The Influence of Chemical Structure on the Strength of Rubber.- The Statistical Mechanics of Entangled Networks.- Calculation of Molecular Deformation and Orientation in Elastomers Using the Flory Network Model.- Rubber Elasticity, Entanglement Constraints and the Memory-Lattice Model.- Strain-Induced Crystallization in Rubbers.- Stress-Temperature Behavior of Stretched Trans-Polyisoprene Networks in the Crystallization Region.- Intramolecular Reaction and Network Properties.- The Hydrosilylation Cure of Polyisobutene.- The Elastic Behavior of Cis-1,4-Polybutadiene.- Optical Studies of Network Topology.- Theory of Segmental Orientation in Amorphous Polymer Networks and Comparison with Experimental Determination of Orientation in Polyisoprene Networks by Fluorescence Polarization.- Study of the Uniaxial Deformation of Rubber Network Chains by Small Angle Neutron Scattering.- Nonlinear Strain Measures of Rubber Networks and Polymer Melts.
Number Of Pages: 444
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 0.95