This book is a collection of significant papers which have appeared in the Journal of Polymer Science over the years since 1945, and celebrates 50 years of publication. These reprinted articles are presented in their original format and accompanied by commentary from the original authors when possible or experts in the field, describing the significance of the paper in the development of that particular area of polymer science.
Partial table of contents: POLYMER CHEMISTRY. Intramolecular Reactions in Vinyl Polymers as a Means of Investigation of the Propagation Step (E. Merz, et al.). Relative Reactivities in Vinyl Copolymerization (T. Alfrey & C. Price). Commentary: Reflections on "Recent Developments in Polymerization by an Alternating Intra-Intermolecular Mechanism" (G. Butler). Commentary: Relections on "General Theory of Stationary Random Sequences with Applications to the Tacticity of Polymers" (B. Coleman & T. Fox). Aromatic Polypyromellitimides from Aromatic Polyamic Acids (C. Sroog, et al.). Liquid Crystal Polymers. I. Preparation and Properties of p-Hydroxybenzoic Acid Copolyesters (W. Jackson & H. Kuhfuss). Photoinitiated Cationic Polymerization with Triarylsulfonium Salts (J. Crivello & J. Lam). POLYMER PHYSICS. Simple Presentation of Network Theory of Rubber, with a Discussion of Other Theories (H. James & E. Guth). The Melting Points of Chain Polymers (C. Bunn). Theory of the Interface between Immiscible Polymers (E. Helfand & Y. Tagami). Crazing and Shear Deformation in Crosslinked Polystyrene (C. Henkee & E. Kramer).