Polymer  Chemistry  440        Coverage & Assigned Problems         Fall 2013

 

    Name/Structure of Polymers

 

                                         Sections                             Assigned Problems

                                                    to study

                

UNIT  I.               

Chapt. 1    

Intro to Polymers

HW-1           Terms

All.

1,  3–5,  7,  9,  10,  12

Chapt. 2    

 

Morphology 

Terms

 

All.

1,  2,  4–7,  11,  14–21,  23–24,  26,  29, 30,  33-35

Chapt. 3    

 

Molecular  Weight

of Polymers  

.

Terms

 

1-5

1–6, 8–13, 15, 17, 21–24, 29, 31–33, 35, 37–42, 44, 45, 52, 53

 

                      EXAM  I.

 

UNIT  II.

Chapt. 4    

 

Step-Reaction

Polymerization

.

Terms

4.1, 4.2, 4.3 (p.101-102: catalyzed systems only) 

4.5 (p.105-9, PET and PBT only); 4.6 (read)   4.7,   4.10;  4.15 (p.133-134, up to urea-formaldehyde resins)

1–7,  9,  12,  16,  17,  19,  22,  24–26,  31–33

Chapt. 6    

 

Free-radical Chain Polymerization

.

Terms

 

1–3,  4.1- 4.3,  6

3–5,  7–16,  18– 26,  29,  30, 32–35,  40

 

                      EXAM  II.

 

UNIT  III.

Chap. 5    

 

Cationic, Anionic,

Coordination &

Copolymerization

.

Terms

 

1 – 6

1–10,  12 –16,  18–26, 28,  29,  33,  38–48,  50,  51,  55,  56  

Chapt. 7    

 

Kinetics of

Copolymerization

.

Terms

 

1 – 5

1– 12,  14,  19,  27,  29,   31

 

                      EXAM  III.

 

UNIT  IV.

Chapter 13    

 

Characterization

Techniques

.

Terms

 

1 – 4

 

Chapters

3 and 14    

Viscosity and

Rheology

.

Terms

 

3.9,   14.1,  14.2

14.1-3, 14.6, 14.8, 14.10, 14.11, 14.13, 14.14, 14.16, 14.24, 14.30

 

 Other special topics     Synthesis of Polymer-Supported Reactants & Catalyst

 

                        EXAM  IV.

 

UNIT  V.

 

Oral Presentations of research papers on selected topics

Hirao paper

 

                         EXAM  V.                   

 

           FINAL EXAM      Monday,  December 9, 2013            7:45 - 9:45am