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01. September 2007


By Hans-Georg Elias, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany,
Volume 1: Chemical Structures and Syntheses, 2006, 676 p., EUR 199.00, ISBN 978-3-527-31172-9 Volume 2: Industrial Polymers and Syntheses, 2006, 640 p., EUR 199.00, ISBN 978-3-527-31173-6

In the last few decades science promoted a remarkable increase of knowledge in the field of macromolecules. The new four book series Macromolecules attempts to pool this knowledge and offers a structured survey of the complex subject. Macromolecules is based on the 6thedition of the four book series Makromoleküle published in Germanlanguage.

The first two volumes of the series have been thoroughly edited and re-released in English language. The publication of Volume 3 is scheduled for the second half of 2007 and Volume4 will be released in2008. Volume1 focuses the fundamental chemical structures as well as diverse possibilities for the synthesis of polymers. Volume2 centres on special polymers and on industrial scalesyntheses.

Chemical and physical phenomena are described precisely and comprehensibly. Technical aspects are discussed in step with actual practice. The series is consequently suited as an introductive textbook and highly recommended for thespecialist.

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