Chemistry and Technology of Emulsion Polymerisation

Chemistry and Technology of Emulsion Polymerisation

Editor(s): A. van Herk

Print ISBN: 9781405121132

Online ISBN: 9780470988466

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988466


This book will make an excellent graduate level textbook and a valuable reference book for advanced undergraduate courses in polymer science. Industrial practitioners seeking to teach themselves about emulsion polymerization should find it strikes a good balance between depth and breadth. [I]ts comparative conciseness (coupled with extensive references) makes it an excellent source for learning the key principles of emulsion polymerization.

The book is clearly written without any assumption that readers are versed in emulsion polymerization, and it is apparent that the scope and level of detail have been carefully thought out to concentrate on key areas of interest for people learning about the field. The various chapters, written by different authors, have been well-coordinated to avoid unnecessary repetition. The authors for individual chapters have been chosen well, representing a broad selection of academic and industrial experts who are acknowledged leaders in their fields of study. [T]he authors have done an excellent job in updating each topic to reflect the advances made in the past decade.

(Agnew.Chem.Int.Ed. 2006, 45, 1837)

I wish it had been available when I first started using the technique. There were, and still are, few books on the subject, and it will be a valuable update for someone returning to the field after a few years away.

I would recommend this book to anyone beginning a career in industrial polymer chemistry.

(Chemistry&Industry. September, 2006)

"How theory came about from well-designed experiments is explained, making the equations plausible and intuitive."
World Surface Coatings Abstracts, October 2006