Course Offerings: Polymer

CHEM 770/7700 - Principles of Polymer Science

Semester: Fall 2020 Professor: M. Gauthier | Discipline: Polymer |
Course content Basic definitions: Monomers, polymers, polymerization reactions. Polymer structure, nomenclature. Molecular weight distributions and average molecular weights. Molecular weight measurements: Colligative properties, osmometry, light scattering, viscosity, gel permeation chromatography. Step-growth polymerization. Types of reactions. Reactivity, kinetics. Molecular weight distribution and control, branching and cross-linking. ...

CHEM 773/7730 - Polymer Synthesis and Self-Assembly

Semester: Fall 2020 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
The course will introduce the synthesis and supramolecular chemistry of polymers. Living polymerization techniques for designed synthesis of block copolymers will be discussed first, including anionic and living free radical polymerization. Subsequently, we will discuss the assembling behavior of block copolymers in bulk and solution. This discussion includes how to design nanostructures and the potential applications of them as nanomaterial. Finally, we will learn the current research ...

CHEM 773-7730-02 - Fluorescence: Principles, Theory, and Applications to the Characterization of Macromolecules

Semester: Fall 2020 Professor: J. Duhamel | Discipline: Polymer |
The course will cover the fluorescence phenomenon, the steady-state and time-resolved fluorometers, the solvent effects on dyes, fluorescence quenching, fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), fluorescence anisotropy, analysis of fluorescence decays, and as special topics, some applications of fluorescence based in part on the amazing photophysical properties of pyrene. If time permits, the course will also expand to confocal fluorescence microscopy and fluorescence correlation ...

CHEM 773/7730-01 - Polymer Properties and Polymerization

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: J. Duhamel | Discipline: Polymer |
Refresher on basic concepts: Homopolymers vs. copolymers, molecular weight distributions and averages, polydispersity, free radical addition polymerization. Emulsion polymerization: Initiators, surfactants and other components. Polymerization rate and molecular weight control. Copolymerization equation, monomer reactivity ratios. Types of behaviors: random, alternating, blocky copolymers. Integrated copolymerization equation. Copolymer microstructure. Multicomponent ...

CHEM 773/7730-02 - Living Polymerization Techniques

Semester: Winter 2021 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer |
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