Polystyrene: Synthesis, Characteristics and Applications

Cole Lynwood (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000




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Polystyrene represents one of the oldest and the most widespread polymers in the world. Its starts as far back as 1839 when a German apothecary Edmon Simon distilled an oily liquid named styrol from the resin of Turkish sweet gum trees. In several days, the sterol converted into a jelly product that he thought resulted from the oxidation process. For that reason, the jelly product received the name styroloxide. This book discusses the synthesis of polystyrene, as well as the characteristics and applications of this polymer. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Waste/Contaminated Polystyrene Recycling through Reverse Polymerization (pp. 1-30)
Piero Frediani, Andrea Undri, Luca Rosi and Marco Frediani (Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”, University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2 - Polystyrene-Based Amphiphilic Block Copolymers: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (pp. 31-52)
Patrizio Raffa (Department of Chemical Engineering - Product Technology, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh, Groningen, The Netherlands)

Chapter 3 - Expanded Polystyrene: Thermo-Mechanical Recycling, Characterization and Application (pp. 53-74)
Matheus Poletto, Heitor L. Ornaghi Júnior and Ademir J. Zattera (Laboratory of Polymers (LPOL), University of Caxias do Sul (UCS) Rua Francisco Getúlio Vargas, Brazil)

Chapter 4 - Gigaporous Polystyrene Microspheres and Their Applications in High-Speed Protein Chromatography (pp. 75-114)
Jian-Bo Qu, Fang Huang, Wei-Qing Zhou, Fei Gao and Guang-Hui Ma (Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, China University of Petroleum, China)

Chapter 5 - Functional Structures Fabricated from Submicron-Scale Polystyrene Spherical Particles (pp. 115-128)
Akira Emoto and Takashi Fukuda (Doshisha University, 1-3 Tatara-miyakodani, Kyotanabe, Kyoto, Japan, and others)

Chapter 6 - Synthesis and Applications of Ionic Polystyrenes Derived from Imidazolium-Based Polymerizable Ionic Liquids (pp. 129-142)
Jun-ichi Kadokawa (Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, Korimoto, Kagoshima, Japan)

Chapter 7 - Hypercrosslinked Polystyrene: A New Life for the Old Polymer (pp. 143-200)
M. P. Tsyurupa, A. V. Pastukhov, Z .K. Blinnikova, L. A. Pavlova, M. M. Il’in, Yu. A. Davidovich and V. A. Davankov (Nesmeyanov-Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119991 Moscow, Russian Federation)

Chapter 8 - Synthesis and Characterization of Polystyrene Based Nanocomposites (pp. 201-240)
Vesna V. Vodnik, Enis S. Džunuzović and Jasna V. Džunuzović (Vinèa Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 9 - Polystyrene Spheres for Template in the Production of Nanostructured Materials (pp. 241-268)
Asep Bayu Dani Nandiyanto, Takashi Ogi and Kikuo Okuyama (Department Kimia, Fakultas Pendidikan Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi, Bandung, Indonesia, and others)

Chapter 10 - Applications of Polystyrene and Its Role as a Base in Industrial Chemistry (pp. 269-280)
Tanvir Arfin, Faruq Mohammad and Nor Azah Yusof (Department of Chemistry, Uka Tarsadia University, Maliba Campus, Gopal Vidyanagar, Bardoli, India, and others)

Chapter 11 - A New Equation for Homogeneous Nucleation from Polystyrene Solutions (pp. 281-290)
John H. Jennings (Jennings Research & Editing, Berkeley, CA, USA)

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