Polymer Chemistry A-Z!

This polymer chemistry online book has been recently added to CROW's polymer database. The objective of this online book is to provide an introduction to polymer chemistry. All articles are presented online in HTML and are organized by scientific and engineering field and each article is interlinked to related topics. Throughout this website you will find links to other websites that present related information.

The content presented on this website provides an overview of polymer chemistry. Although there is less detail than can be found in standard chemistry textbooks, the information should still be helpful to graduate and undergraduate students, polymer chemists, chemical engineers, and to professionals in related industries.

At this point in time, only a small number of topics in polymer chemistry have been covered in this online chemistry book. In time, many other important topics in polymer chemistry will be added, making this online chemistry book a valuable resource for all people interested in polymer chemistry.


About Polymer Chemistry

Polymer chemistry deals with the chemical synthesis and chemical properties of polymers, as well as the reaction kinetics of polymerization of monomers. A number of excellent text books on these topics have been published over the years. We recommend the books listed below if the reader wants to learn more or wants to gain an indepth understanding of polymer chemistry.


How to Browse

This Index is organized alphabetically by subject and key words. Click on the letters A to Z on the top menu to peruse the index and then on a keyword to see the article associated with that keyword. Inside each article you will find links to related topics or more information on the same topic. Click on the links below "Related Topics" and "More" on the left sidebar to display similar topics, references, and other information that may relate to the article. On the right sidebar you will find a brief summary of the article displayed.


  1. Paul J. Flory, Principles of Polymer Chemistry, 1st Edition 1953
  2. A. Ravve, Principles of Polymer Chemistry, 3rd Edition 2012
  3. Paul C. Hiemenz, Polymer Chemistry, 2nd Edition 2007
  4. Bruno Vollmert, Polymer Chemistry 1st Edition 1973
  5. R. J. Young & P. A. Lovell, Introduction to Polymers, 3rd Edition 2011
  6. Fred W. Billmeyer, Textbook of Polymer Science, 3rd Edition 1984

Polymer Properties Database

Theromophysical Data

Key data on over two hundred
and fifty polymers.

Polymers Index

Typical Performance

Properties of commercial commodity and engineering polymers.

Plastics  Index

Physics of Polymers

Physical and mechanical properties
of polymers

Phys. Contents

Chemistry of Polymers

Chemical properties and synthesis of organic polymers.

Chem. Contents