Polymer Synthesis Wei You
Course Information • Lectures MWF 9:00-9:50 Chapman 125 • Office Hours By appointment only • Grading Assistant ???? • Reference Book “Principles of Polymerization” George Odian “Polymer Chemistry” by Malcolm P. Stevens (3rd Edition) (an entry level book) • Problem Sets (no grading) Approx. 3 • Exams and Final • Use Blackboard!
An International Collaboration! • 09/07/2011 Wed 6. Polymer parameters: LC (Ed Samulski) • 10/03/2011 Mon 15. Special topic: Michael Addition (Yezi You) • 10/05/2011 Wed 16. Special topic: conjugated polymers (Wei You) • 10/26/2011 Wed 22. Emulsion (2) (Shiyong Liu) • 11/04/2011 Fri 26. Transition metal catalyzed polymn (Maurice Brookhart) • 11/07/2011 Mon 27. Special topic: Polymers used in MEME (Joe DeSimone) • 11/14/2011 Mon 30. Living polymn (2) (Ruke Bai) • 11/18/2011 Fri 32. Cationic polymn (Guoqing Zhang)
Exams and Grading • There will be three exams and a final exam. Only the material presented in class will be covered. You will not be allowed to bring any notes or books to the exams or the final. 09/19 (M), 10/17 (M), 11/21 (M) and final • Grading Three Exams (60%) Final (40%) Graduate: High Pass, Pass, Low Pass, Fail Undergraduate: A, B, C, D, F
Course Outline I. Polymer Parameters Molecular weight distribution; Chemical composition; Isomerism; Morphology; Additives; Price. II. Step GrowthKinetics and molecular weight; Equilibrium considerations – open vs. closed system; Polyesters; Polyamides; Polyurethanes; Engineering Polymers. III. Chain GrowthFree radical; Copolymerizations; Anionic (living polymerizations, block copolymers, graft copolymers, thermoplastic elastomers); Cationic; Polyolefins; Ring-opening polymerization. VI. Thermosetting SystemsKinetics, gel point, TTT diagrams; Epoxies V. Special TopicsPolymers for use in microelectronics; polymers used for electronics and photonics; drug delivery and biomaterials; Security/military
Organic Electronics Actuator OLED http://www.ifm.liu.se/biorgel/ http://www.universaldisplay.com/
Teflon Teflon PFA™, FEP™ Nafion™ Tefzel™