By Liz White, UT staffDublin, Ireland-Reports group Research & Markets is publishing a book called ‘Chemistry and Technology of Polyols for Polyurethanes,’ produced by Rapra Technology Ltd, later this year. Along with isocyanates and propylene oxide, polyols are the main raw materials used for the production of polyurethanes. This new book considers the raw materials used to build the polyurethane architecture, covering the chemistry and technology of oligo-polyol fabrication, the characteristics of the various oligo-polyol families and the effects of the oligo-polyol structure on the properties of the resulting polyurethane. The book looks at the details of oligo-polyol synthesis, and explains the chemical and physico-chemical subtleties of oligo-polyol fabrication.The publication aims, says Research & Markets, to provide a comprehensive overview of:Basic polyurethane chemistry;Key oligo-polyol characteristics;Synthesis of the main oligo-polyol families, including: polyether polyols, polyester polyols, polybutadiene polyols, acrylic polyols, polysiloxane polyols, aminic polyols Polyols from renewable resources; Chemical recovery of polyols; and Relationships between polyol structure and polyurethane properties. The book “will be of interest to all specialists working with polyols for the manufacture of polyurethanes and to all researchers that would like to know more about polyol chemistry,” claims the publisher. For more details on the Euro 260 report, visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/307512″
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