Book Review : Synthetic Rubbers: Their Chemistry and Technology D. C. Blackley (London School of Polymer Technology, The Polytechnic of North London, U.K
AbstractBook ReviewSynthetic Rubbers: Their Chemistry and Technology D. C. Blackley (London School of Polymer Technology, The Polytechnic of North London, U.K SAGE Publications, Inc.1983DOI: 10.1177/009524438301500201 The book is an up-to-date, self-contained survey of the chemistry and technology of the principal types of synthetic rubbers, including those used in the past and those that are currently available. The volume discusses such materials as plasticized polyvinyl chloride and thermoplastic synthetic rubbers as well as the more conventional synthetic rubbers. Chapters consider each main family of synthetic rubbers within five distinct subject areas, including the sources of the monomers, polymerization procedures and the effects of important polymerization variables upon the rubber produced, the types of rubber currently available commercially, interesting aspects of the compounding of the rubbers (with special attention given to such matters as vulcanization, reinforcement, protection against degradation, and, where appropriate, plasticization), and finally, an indication of applications. Whenever possible, the author sets the development of the various synthetic rubbers into historical context, relating economic, political, and commercial factors. Synthetic Rubbers: Their Chemistry and Technology contains 372 pages and 81 illustrations, and is priced at $74.00.