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Aspects of Polyurethanes

Edited by Faris Yılmaz

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Polyurethanes are formed by reacting a polyol (an alcohol with more than two reactive hydroxyl groups per molecule) with a diisocyanate or a polymeric isocyanate in the presence of suitable catalysts and additives. Because a variety of diisocyanates and a wide range of polyols can be used to produce polyurethane, a broad spectrum of materials can be produced to meet the needs of specific applications. During World War II, a widespread use of polyurethanes was first seen, when they were used as a replacement for rubber, which at that time was expensive and hard to obtain. During the war, other applications were developed, largely involving coatings of different kinds, from airplane finishes to resistant clothing. Subsequent decades saw many further developments and today we are surrounded by polyurethane applications in every aspect of our everyday lives. While polyurethane is a product that most people are not overly familiar with, as it is generally "hidden" behind covers or surfaces made of other materials, it would be hard to imagine life without polyurethanes.

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Aspects of PolyurethanesEdited by Faris Yılmaz

Published: September 27th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65991

ISBN: 978-953-51-3546-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3545-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4644-5

Copyright year: 2017

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17146 Total Chapter Downloads

31 Crossref Citations

33 Web of Science Citations

77 Dimensions Citations


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1. Polyurethane/Epoxy Interpenetrating Polymer Network

By Ayesha Kausar


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2. Electrospun Polyurethane Nanofibers

By Cigdem Akduman and Emriye Perrin Akçakoca Kumbasar


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3. Polyurethane: A Shape Memory Polymer (SMP)

By Suman Thakur and Jinlian Hu


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4. Measurement and Numerical Modeling of Mechanical Properties of Polyurethane Foams

By Michal Petrů and Ondřej Novák


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5. Polyol Containing Boron Atoms as a Compound which Reduces Flammability of Rigid Polyurethane‐Polyisocyanurate Foams

By Joanna Paciorek‐Sadowska


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6. Erosive and Abrasive Wear Resistance of Polyurethane Liners

By Hossein Ashrafizadeh, Andre McDonald and Pierre Mertiny


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7. Bio‐Based Polyurethanes from Carbohydrate Monomers

By Juan A. Galbis, María de Gracia García-Martín, María Violante de Paz and Elsa Galbis


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8. Dynamic Mechanical Behaviour of Polymer Materials

By Jitang Fan, Xiaoyun Fan and Ang Chen


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