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Title: A history of the chemistry and industrial production of polyvinyl chloride
Author: Kaufman, Morris
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 1968
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This thesis attempts to trace the history of pvc from the first synthesis of the monomer in 1835 to the stage of its development at the outbreak of the Second World War. It deals with the theoretical and industrial aspects of the chemistry involved in the manufacture of the monomer, polymer and its modifications and with the major aspects of compounding pvc, It also discusses the evolution of the machines used to process the plastic from those which were used in the rubber industry. The final chapter considers some of the early applications of pvc and the factors which stimulated its widespread use.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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