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Carraher, Charles E. Jr 1941-

Works: 63 works in 401 publications in 3 languages and 9,450 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: QD381, 668.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Charles E Carraher
Polymer chemistry : an introduction by Raymond B Seymour( Book )

55 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to polymer chemistry by Charles E Carraher( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first edition of the critically acclaimed Introduction to Polymer Chemistry provided readers with a much-needed, well-rounded presentation of the principles and applications of natural, synthetic, inorganic, and organic polymers. With an emphasis on the environment and green chemistry and materials, this second edition continues that tradition, offering detailed coverage of natural and synthetic giant molecules, inorganic and organic polymers, elastomers, adhesives, coatings, fibers, plastics, blends, caulks, composites, and ceramics." "Using simple fundamentals, the author shows how the basic principles of one polymer group can be applied to all of the other groups. He covers synthesis and polymerization reactions, reactivities, techniques for characterization and analysis, energy absorption and thermal conductivity, physical and optical properties, and practical applications. This edition also addresses environmental concerns and green polymeric materials, including biodegradable polymers and microorganisms for synthesizing materials. Brief case studies are woven within the text as historical accounts to illustrate various developments and the societal and scientific contexts in which these changes occurred."--Jacket
Giant molecules : essential materials for everyday living and problem solving by Raymond B Seymour( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book begins with essential, conceptual basics, assuming no prior scientific knowledge whatsoever, then moves swiftly to apply these fundamentals to real-world materials. The majority of the text addresses material concepts and their various applications. A pictorial approach is employed throughout. The author uses sweeping, striking drawings, pictures, and figures to explain why particular giant molecules behave the way they do, and why some, for example, are suitable to the human genome while others are used to construct bulletproof vests. Each chapter contains a glossary, bibliography, and questions and answers for the reader's reference."--Jacket
Modification of polymers by Charles E Carraher( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sheer volume of topics which could have been included under our general title prompted us to make some rather arbitrary decisions about content. Modification by irradiation is not included because the activity in this area is being treated elsewhere. We have chosen to emphasize chemical routes to modification and have striven to pre sent as balanced a representation of current activity as time and page count permit. Industrial applications, both real and potential, are included. Where appropriate, we have encouraged the contributors to include review material to help provide the reader with adequate context. The initial chapter is a review from a historical perspective of polymer modification and contains an extensive bibliography. The remainder of the book is divided into four general areas: Reactions and Preparation of Copolymers Reactions and Preparation of Block and Graft Copolymers Modification Through Condensation Reactions Applications The chemical modification of homopolymers such as polyvinylchlo ride, polyethylene, poly(chloroalkylene sulfides), polysulfones, poly chloromethylstyrene, polyisobutylene, polysodium acrylate, polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl chloroformate, sulfonated polystyrene; block and graft copolymers such as poly(styrene-block-ethylene-co-butylene block-styrene), poly(I,4-polybutadiene-block ethylene oxide), star chlorine-telechelic polyisobutylene, poly(isobutylene-co-2,3-dimethyl- 1,3-butadiene), poly(styrene-co-N-butylmethacrylate); cellulose, dex tran and inulin, is described
Structure-property relationships in polymers by Raymond B Seymour( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biological activities of polymers by Charles E Carraher( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a symposium sponsored by the Division of Organic Coatings and Plastics Chemistry at the 181st meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, Ga., Mar. 30-31, 1981
Organometallic polymers by Symposium on Organometallic Polymers( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metal-containing polymeric systems by John E Sheats( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metal - Containing Polymers: An Introduction.- The Synthesis and Polymerization of Vinyl Organometallic Monomers.- Models for Highly Phenylated Transition Metal-Containing Polymers; Derivatives of the Pentaphenylcyclopentadienyl Ligand.- Ferrocene Polymers.- Use of Organometallic Polymers for Pre-Heat Shields for Targets in Inertial-Confinement Nuclear Fusion.- Hydrophilic Macromolecular - Ferricinium Salts - Part I: Preparative and Spectroscopic Features of Selected Mononculear Ferricinium Compounds.- Polymer-Bound Bimetallic Complexes as Surface Reactants on Semiconductor Electrodes.- Synthe
Bioactive polymeric systems : an overview by Charles G Gebelein( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interfacial synthesis( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crown ethers and phase transfer catalysis in polymer science by Lon J Mathias( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phase transfer catalysis or interfacial catalysis is a syn thetic technique involving transport of an organic or inorganic salt from a solid or aqueous phase into an organic liquid where reaction with an organic-soluble substrate takes place. Over the past 15 years there has been an enormous amount of effort invested in the development of this technique in organic synthe sis. Several books and numerous review articles have appeared summarizing applications in which low molecular weight catalysts are employed. These generally include either crown ethers or onium salts of various kinds. While the term phase transfer catalysis is relatively new, the concept of using a phasetrans fer agent (PTA) is much older~ Both Schnell and Morgan employed such catalysts in synthesis of polymeric species in the early 1950's. Present developments are really extensions of these early applications. It has only been within the last several years that the use of phase transfer processes have been employed in polymer synthesis and modification. Similarly, the use of polymer-bound phase transfer agents is also a recent development. These and related areas have nonetheless enjoyed explosive growth as mea sured by the number of publications and the variety of applica tions which have appeared. Several reviews dealing with these l 6 polymer-related investigations have been published
Renewable-resource materials : new polymer sources by Charles E Carraher( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I will plant in the wilderness the cedar the acacia-tree and the myrtle and the oil-tree; I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane-tree and the larch together; That they may see, and know and consider and understand together, That the hand of the Lord hath done this, -- Isaiah, 41:19 and 20 (first portion) The need to improve our utilization of the Earth's natural resources is everyone's business, from every country. This book presents papers from all parts of the world on the subject of making new or improved polymers from renewable resources, be they plastics, elastomers, fibers, coatings, or adhesives. In important ways, this book constitutes part II of an edited work published by Plenum Press in 1983, "Polymer Applications of Renewable-Resource Materials. " To that extent, about half of the authors are the same. However, their papers present an update of their research three years later. The other half of the authors are entirely new. Bo~h of these books grew out of symposia sponsored by the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society. The papers for the present book are based loosely on a symposium held at the Miami Beach meeting in April, 1985. Unfortunately, interest in polymers from renewable resources fluctuates with the price and availability of petroleum oil. At the time of writing this preface, the price is low, and appears to be headed lower still
Polymer applications of renewable resource materials by Charles E Carraher( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For there is hope of a tree, If it be cut down, That it will sprout again And that the tender branch Thereof will not cease. Job XIV (7) Mankind has been blessed with a multitude of resources. In the beginning he utilized almost soley replenishable items such as vegetation and animal protein, for both nourishment and shelter. Gradually, such metals as copper and iron were developed and replaced wood as a material of construction. Cement and glass, although more plentiful than other minerals, also replaced the use of growing sub stances. Coal and oil became the primary sources of heat and power. Closer to the focus of this book, petroleum products began to replace the vegetable oils, tannin, wool, cotton, leather, silk, rubber, etc. in a host of applications. Surely, it was argued, the new materials did the job better and cheaper. What they didn't say is that soon we would run out of oil. In any case, research on growing natural products, now called renewable resources, slowed, and these industries sought only to maintain their status quo. The 20th Century saw an unprecedented emphasis and dependence on nonrenewable resources as energy sources (petroleum, coal, ura nium) and the fabric of technology (drugs, clothing, shelter, tires, computer parts). The predawn of the 21st Century brings a reali zation that a cyclic shift back towards the use of renewable re sources for technological application is in order
Applied polymer science : 21st century by C Craver( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 75th Anniversary Celebration of the <IT>Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering</IT> of the <IT>American Chemical Society</IT>, in 1999 sparked this third edition of <IT>Applied Polymer Science</IT> with emphasis on the developments of the last few years and a serious look at the challenges and expectations of the 21st Century. This book is divided into six sections, each with an Associate Editor responsible for the contents with the group of Associate Editors acting as a board to interweave and interconnect various topics and to insure complete coverage. These areas represent both traditional areas and emerging areas, but always with coverage that is timely. The areas and associated chapters represent vistas where PMSE and its members have made and are continuing to make vital contributions. The authors are leaders in their fields and have graciously donated their efforts to encourage the scientists of the next 75 years to further contribute to the well being of the society in which we all live. Synthesis, characterization, and application are three of the legs that hold up a steady table. The fourth is creativity. Each of the three strong legs are present in this book with creativity present as the authors were asked to look forward in predicting areas in need of work and potential applications. The book begins with an introductory history chapter introducing readers to PMSE. The second chapter introduces the very basic science, terms and concepts critical to polymer science and technology. Sections two, three and four focus on application areas emphasizing emerging trends and applications. Section five emphasizes the essential areas of characterization. Section six contains chapters focusing of the synthesis of the materials
Advances in organometallic and inorganic polymer science( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polymeric materials in medication by Symposium on Polymeric Materials in Medication( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of using chemical agents for medication dates back into antiquity, although most of the earliest examples used plants, herbs, and other natural materials. The old Egyptian medical papyri, which date from before 1400 B.C., contain dozens of examples of such medicinal plants and animal extracts. In the Old Testament of the Bible, we can find references to using oil to soften the skin and sores (Isaiah 1:6), the use of tree leaves for medicine (Ezekiel 47:12) and various medical balms (Jeremiah 8:22). Not all these recipes were effective in curing the ailments for which they were used and sometimes the treatment was worse than the disease. Nevertheless, the art of using chemical derived agents for medicines continued to develop and received great impetus during the present century with the rise of synthetic organic chemistry. One of the most vexing problems has always been to achieve specifici ty with the medications. While some medical agents do indeed possess a relatively high degree of specificity, most agents are far more systemic than would be desired. Much of the research efforts to correct this deficiency has centered on modifying the chemical agents themselves. Unfortunately, there are severe limitations in this approach since minor modifications often drastically affect the therapeutic activity and can even render the drug completely ineffective, or worse
Biotechnology and bioactive polymers by Charles G Gebelein( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel BiotechnologyDerived Polymers: New and Traditional Polymers from Biotechnology (C.G. Gebelein). Use of the Antiviral and Immune Modulator, Poly(ICLC), in the Treatment of AIDS (H. Levy et al.). Synthesis and Interaction of Water Soluble Nucleic Acid Analogs (K. Takemoto et al.). Influence of Copolymer Structure on Properties of Poly-beta-Hydroxyalkanoates (R.H. Marchessault et al.). Biodegradation of Blends Containing Poly(3-hydroxybutyratecovalerate (P. Dave et al.). Polysaccharide Based Systems: Examples of nalytical Approaches to Industrially Important Poly(saccharides) (J.F
Functional condensation polymers by Charles E Carraher( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although in nature the vast majority of polymers are condensation polymers, much publicity has been focused on functionalized vinyl polymers. Functional Condensation Polymers fulfills the need to explore these polymers which form an increasingly important and diverse foundation in the search for new materials in the twentyfirst century. Some of the advantages condensation polymers hold over vinyl polymers include offering different kinds of binding sites, their ability to be made biodegradable, and their different reactivities with various reagents under diverse reaction conditions. They also offer better tailoring of end-products, different tendencies (such as fiber formation), and different physical and chemical properties. Some of the main areas emphasized include dendrimers, control release of drugs, nanostructure materials, controlled biomedical recognition, and controllable electrolyte and electrical properties
Applied bioactive polymeric materials by Charles G Gebelein( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biological and biomedical applications of polymeric materials have increased greatly in the past few years. This book will detail some, but not all, of these recent developments. There would not be enough space in this book to cover, even lightly, all of the major advances that have occurred. Some earlier books and summaries are available by two of this book's Editors (Gebelein & Carraher) and these should be consul ted for additional information. The books are: "Bioactive Polymeric Systems" (Plenum, 1985); "Polymeric Materials In Medication" (Plenum, 1985); "Biological Acti vi ties of Polymers" (American Chemical Society, 1982). Of these three, "Bioacti ve Polymeric Systems" should be the most useful to a person who is new to this field because it only contains review articles written at an introductory level. The present book primarily consists of recent research results and applications, with only a few review or summary articles. Bioactive polymeric materials have existed from the creation of life itself. Many firmly believe that life could not even exist unless poly meric materials are used to form the basic building blocks. Although this assumption can not be rigorously proven, it is a fact that most, if not all, of the major biochemical pathways involve polymeric species, such as the proteins (including enzymes), polysaccharides and nucleic acids
Polymer modification by Graham Swift( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

Carraher, C. 1941-

Carraher, C. E. 1941-

Carraher, Charles 1941-

Carraher, Charles E.

Carraher, Charles E. Jr

Carraher, Charles E. Jr. 1941-

Karraer, Č.

キャラハー, C. E

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Introduction to polymer chemistryGiant molecules : essential materials for everyday living and problem solvingApplied polymer science : 21st centuryPolymeric materials in medicationBiotechnology and bioactive polymersFunctional condensation polymersPolymer modification