CHM4272 - The Organic Chemistry of Polymers - CHM 4272...

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The Organic Chemistry of Polymers - CHM 4272 Syllabus CHM 4272-2993, Spring 2012, Monday, Wednesday, 1:55 pm – 2:45 pm, Room LEI 207 Professor Stephen A. Miller, Office: LEI 318A, miller@chem.ufl.edu Course Description. Classification of polymerization types and mechanisms from a mechanistic organic point of view. The structure of synthetic and natural polymers and polyelectrolytes. Reaction of polymers. Practical synthetic methods of polymer preparation. Course Coverage. Mechanisms of polymerization reactions of monomers and molecular weight distributions of products; principles, limitations, and advantages of most important methods of molecular weight determination; relationship of physical properties to structure and composition; correlations of applications with chemical constitution. Topics will include: basics of polymerization; condensation polymerization, radical chain polymerization, ionic chain polymerization, copolymerization, ring-opening polymerization, metal-catalyzed polymerization, chemical modifications of polymers, recent developments in polymers, polymer characterization, polymer properties, and biological polymers. Prerequisites. CHM 2210, 2211 (sophomore organic chemistry) or equivalent. Recommended. CHM 3120 (junior analytical chemistry) or equivalent. Course Goals. •Deduction of monomer(s) given a polymeric structure •Deduction of polymer given a monomeric structure •Understanding basic techniques for polymer characterization •Understanding of molecular weight and molecular weight distributions •Understanding of basic techniques for molecular weight determination •Understanding of polymerization mechanisms •Recognition of compatibility of monomers with various polymerization mechanisms/reaction conditions •Understanding polymer structure/polymer property relationships •Classification of polymers based on chemical structure 1 January 9 Introduction/Overview, Polymer History, Definitions Preface, 1.1–1.2 2 January 11 Polymerization Processes 1.3–1.6 January 16 No Class. MLK Jr. Day 3 January 18 Nomenclature 1.7, Appendix A 4 January 23 Industrial Polymers, Polymer Recycling 1.8–1.9 5 January 25 Molecular Weight, Measurement of Molecular Weight 2.1, 2.6.1 6 January 30 Polymer Structure and Morphology 3.1–3.2, 3.3 (pp. 63, 67–68), 3.4–3.5 PS#1 7 February 1 Polymer Structure and Morphology, Mechanical Properties 3.6, 3.8–3.9, 4.1, 4.3–4.4 8 February 6 Polymer Properties, Polymer Characterization 4.6–4.7, 5.1–5.2, 5.3.3, 5.5.1, 5.6.1, 5.6.3 PS#2 9 February 8 Midterm Examination I. (Chapters 1–5) 10 February 13 Free Radical Polymerization, Initiators, Kinetics, Mechanism 6.1–6.2 (not 6.2.3, 6.2.6), 6.4 11 February 15 Free Radical Polymerization, Stereochemistry, Dienes, Reactivity,Copolymerization 6.5–6.8 12 February 20 Ionic Polymerization, Cationic Polymerization 7.1, 7.2.1–7.2.2, 7.2.5 13 February 22 Ionic Polymerization, Anionic Polymerization, GTP 7.3–7.4 14 February 27 Coordination Polymerization, Heterogeneous Ziegler-Natta
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