It is the most widely used plastic in the world, being made into products ranging from clear food wrap and shopping bags to detergent bottles and fuel tanks. 0000004668 00000 n 0000000729 00000 n Polymers in the natural world have been around since the beginning of time. Polymers are very large and very complicated systems; their character­ ization has to begin with the chemical composition, configuration, and con­ formation of the individual molecule. A primary reason that polymer properties are different is because the chemical compositions of metals, polymers and ceramics are totally different. Polymer Structure. Polymers and Polymerizations—Architecture 12 The number of complementary reactive sites and geometry of monomer determine 0000004116 00000 n xref endobj CHEM 379 – W20 Physical Properties of Polymers 6-1 6. information about structure or properties of polymers. 11 0 obj These polymers are nearly impossible to soften when heating without degrading the underlying polymer structure and are thus thermosetting polymers. /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 4 0 R endobj 3.12. The unit substance or substances from which the polymer is obtained is called a monomer. 0000003874 00000 n The molecular connectivity of polymer−metal−organic framework (polyMOF) hybrid materials was investigated using density functional theory calculations and solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Polymers serving as drug carrier should Synthesis of Polymers •Nearly all polymers used in engineering are synthetic They are made by chemical processing •Polymers are synthesized by joining many small molecules together into very large molecules, called macromolecules, that possess a chain-like structure •The small units, called monomers, are generally 0000007147 00000 n Classification based on polymer structure Structure of polymer Copolymers Isomerism (Structural Isomerism, Sequence Isomerism, Tacticity) Chain arrangement (Topology) Molecular weight in polymers Thermal transitions glass transition and melting Mechanical properties of polymer Topics: 8 Topic: Principle Characteristics of Polymers [1-7] 0000001584 00000 n 0000007635 00000 n This leads to the important topic of the structure-property relations to which this book is devoted. synthesis of polymers new structures and methods Oct 24, 2020 Posted By William Shakespeare Library TEXT ID 348e30a9 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library processes for the synthesis modification and characterisation of macromolecules in addition to the preparative aspects the book also gives the reader an impression on the • During the polymerization process not all chains in a polymer grow to the same length, so there is a distribution of molecular weights. Cold-drawing • When a polymer is stretched a ‘neck’ forms. 0000004371 00000 n These identical structures, we understand as a unit made up of two or more molecules, join together to form a long chain. A polymer is a high molecular mass compound ranging from 5000 to one million and they are formed by the combination of a large number of one or more low molecular weight compounds. 8 0 obj <> stream Lesson 5: Structure and Applications of Metals; Lesson 6: Types and Applications of Metal Alloys; Lesson 7: Structure and Applications of Ceramics; Lesson 8: Structure and Applications of Polymers. Some natural polymers are composed of one kind of monomer. • More crystalline polymer - stronger and less flexible. structure. • Both amorphous and crystalline areas in same polymer. 0000188918 00000 n Engineering polymers include natural materials such as rubber and synthetic materials such as plastics and elastomers. Carbon is the most common element in polymers. 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