CH 556 : Polymer Chemistry


Introduction and applications of polymers, molecular weight distributions, various experimental methods (GPC/SEC, solution viscosity, VPO, light scattering) to determine relative and absolute molecular weight distributions, chain growth and step growth mechanisms and kinetics, ionic polymerization, living polymerization, stereochemistry of polymers, free radical copolymerization (random, block, alternate and graft copolymers), kinetics and mechanisms of free radical copolymerization, polymerization conditions and polymer reactions, thermal, mechanical and solution properties of polymers, thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers, conducting polymers, branched polymers (star, dendritic and hyperbranched polymers).

Text References

  1. George Odian, Principle of Polymerization (3rd Edition), New York, John Wiley, 1991
  2. P. J. Flory, Principles of Polymer Chemisty, Cornell University Press, 1953 Manas Chanda, Advanced polymer chemistry:a problem solving guide, New York: Marcel Dekker, 2000
  3. Fred W. Billmeyer Jr., Textbook of Polymer Science (3rd Edition), John Wiley, 1991