The International Polymer Colloids Group


Interesting books of IPCG members

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November 11, 2015

Dear Colleagues, Family and Friends,

There is a huge discussion ever-increasing in the world concerning global warming and climate change. A big international conference on climate takes place in Paris starting next month. I think there are a lot of questions in the minds of many citizens as to what this is really all about. We have a full spectrum of opinion from those predicting an imminent apocalypse to deniers like Senator Inhofe bringing a snowball into the senate chamber to prove that global warming is a hoax.

I have written a small (60 pages) book for the average person who might want some easy-to-understand information to sort through the blizzard of chatter on the subject. It will be available in bookstores mid-November, 2015 or directly from me now. You may also download the e-book version at: https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=9781682070642

 GASP Book


I don't like to refer to it as "Climate Change for Dummies" - since that's an insult to the intelligence of the average citizen. My main motivation in doing this is simply to get the facts out in an easily intelligible format. So I'd greatly appreciate any efforts you can make to help spread the word!


You can view a 15-second video trailer by going to: YouTube or to: Drop Box.


Best regards,  Bob


New book of Monograph of Ikuo S. Sogami and Norio Ise

Structure Formation in Solutions: Ionic Polymers and Colloidal Particles, Springer, 2005
The Japanese and Chinese versions have been published by Asakura Shoten, Tokyo, in 2004 and by Shaanxi Science and Technology Press, Sian, in 2007.
The emphasis was put on recent experimental and computer simulation works on ionic polymers solutions and colloidal dispersions, showing conclusively the existence of an electrostatic attraction between similarly charged macroions and colloidal particles. The techniques employed covered the small-angle-x-ray and ultra-small-x-ray scatterings. Kossel diffraction, confocal laser scanning microscope, and so on. The materials studied were synthetic and biological polyelectrolytes such as polystyrene sulfonates, polystyrene-based latex particles, silica particles, ionic dendrimers and so on. The single broad peak at low scattering angles observed for polyelectrolyte solutions was interpreted as reflecting the formation of regular macroionic lattice in solution, while this information was consistent with microscopic findings on colloidal systems. The intermacroion attraction is pointed out to contradict with the DLVO theory. As for the theoretical aspect, the Sogami potential was derived by using the mean-field approximation and showed a long-range electrostatic attraction and a short-range repulsion from the Gibbs free energy (ΔG), while no attraction, but only repulsion, was derived from the Helmholtz free energy (ΔF). In the DLVO theory ΔG = ΔF was assumed. This means that the osmotic pressure contribution p was ignored in the theory, since thermodynamic functions must, in principle, obey the Legendre transformation, in other words, ΔG = ΔF + pΔ V with V being volume. It is important to remember Debye’s remark in 1923, that “it is incorrect to use the classical expression for V (as function of the pressure and temperature) without regard to the electric effect of the ions, since the osmotic pressure causes also a change in volume”. In the DLVO theory, ΔG = ΔF was erroneously claimed to be justifiable on the basis of incompressibility of solvent (water). It is reminded that the Debye-Hückel theory often dealing with water shows ΔG/ VkBT = 3/8π) and ΔF/VkBT = 3/12π), in other words, ΔG ΔF. The persistent claim that the mean field approach should result in repulsion only cannot be accepted because it originates from the incorrect assumption of ΔG = ΔF.


Second Edition of  'Chemistry and Technology of Emulsion Polymerisation'

Price: 75 british pounds
Published by Wiley
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New books of Joseph L. Keddie and Alexander F. Routh

Fundamentals of Latex Film Formation: Processes and Properties
Joseph L. Keddie and Alexander F. Routh
Published in 2010 by Springer.  246 pages.
ISBN 978-90-481-2844-0  (Hardcover)
Weblink: http://www.springer.com/materials/surfaces+interfaces/book/978-90-481-2844-0?changeHeader

  - Comprehensive introduction to polymer colloids, or latex, and their transformation into films, coatings and adhesives
  - In-depth description of the three main stages of latex film formation
  - Review of the main experimental techniques used in the analysis of latex film formation
  - Presents novel applications, including state-of-the-art research in the use of latex to make nanocomposite coatings and other nanomaterials


New books of Dr. Abdelhamid Elaissari

Colloidal Polymers: Synthesis and Characterization


Colloidal Biomolecules, Biomaterials, and Biomedical Applications 

Colloidal Nanoparticles in Biotechnology

 A book of Prof.dr. Alex van Herk  

'Chemistry and Technology of Emulsion Polymerisation' 
Emulsion Polymerisation Group, Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. Click here to view the book cover.

Published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing  - Website: www.blackwellpublishing.com
ISBN 1-4051-2113-0

A book of Dr. M. Nomura

The memorial proceedings of the “2nd International Symposium on Polymeric Microspheres”
held in March 29-31, 2005 in Fukui, "Polymeric Microspheres" has been printed.

Published by Kyoto University Press.
-mail: nomura-m@mx2.fctv.ne.jp

Two books on Polymer Colloids and their Bioomedical Applications published in honor of our colleague

Prof. Christian Pichot:

Click here to view book covers

Fine Particles, Synthesis, Characterization and Mechanisms of Growth

Tadao Sugimoto, Tohoku University, Editor

Marcel Dekker, New York 824 pp., illus., 2000. ISBN: 0-8247-0001-5

This book "Ranges from fundamental principles to the most advanced concepts, highlighting monodispersed particles from nm to mm in size. Describes mechanisms of formation and specific characteristics of each family of compounds while identifying problems and proposing solutions."

Please note that our own dr. Prof. Haruma Kawaguchi has written the chapter on "Polymer Latices" and part of the chapter on "Particles Modified in Surface Properties."


Polymer Colloids, A Comprehensive Introduction

Fitch, R.M.,

Academic Press, London (1997); 346 pages, illustrated. ISBN 0-12-257745-0; 84.00 pounds

From the preface: "This text is an attempt to introduce the beginner to the field with a solid development of the fundamentals, without getting involved in details to the point where the overall picture is lost.

"Generally speaking this text deals with subject matter that cannot be found in similar books elsewhere. The author assumes that the reader has a working knowledge of basic polymer science..........or can acquire the background on his own. The same would be true for colloid science.........

"There is a certain magic to this field which has appealed to chemists, physicists, engineers and formulators.......uniformity in particle size can be achieved in many cases almost effortlessly. This in turn leads to beautiful optical phenomena...........and for modelling molecular processes, to clinical diagnostics, cell separation and chemotherapy."

CONTACT: San Diego: http://www.apnet.com

"Emulsion Polymerization and Emulsion Polymers"

Peter A. Lovell and Mohamed S. El-Aasser, editors

Wiley, New York, 1997; pp 801; ISBN 0 471 96746 7

Provides an up-to-date treatment of both academic and industrial aspects of the subject in a single self-contained volume. Established knowledge is integrated with latest developments and introductory chapters to give a state-of-the-art summary which is also suitable as a broad based introduction to the filed. The individual chapters have been written by specialists from academia and industry and are presented in away which ensures that the book will be of equal value to experienced researchers and students. The book contains 23 Chapters, and is divided into five sections: Basic Science, Theory, Practice, Major Industrial Uses, and Related Heterogeneous Polymerization.


John Uglestad

by Per Rangnes

The book includes a biography of Professor John Ugelstad (75) and a presentation of his fundamantal studies in emulsion polymerization. It also describes the process leading to the invention of monodisperse particles and magnetic particles and the long way from scientific invention to commercial products.

Today, magnetic and non-magnetic particles are being utilized in an array of applications, for example in medical research and therapy. A number of leading international scientists have been interviewed to portray one of Norway's greatest explorers into the world of chemical research.

ISBN 82-00-37673-7 * 1997 * 250 pages * NOK 298,- *US$ 45.00 * £ 31.00 * Hardcover

It can be ordered from:

Scandinavian University Press North America
875 Massachusetts Ave., Ste. 84, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Tel: +1 617 497 6515; Fax: +1 617 354 6875; Toll-free tel: 800 498 2877