Polymer Synthesis (MAT 302)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Materials Sci.& Nano Eng.(MAT)
4
8.00 / 7.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Yusuf Ziya Mencelo─člu -yusufm@sabanciuniv.edu,
English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Laboratory
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CONTENT

Introduction to polymerization reactions. Step-reaction polymerization. Radical chain polymerization. Ionic and coordination chain polymerization. Copolymerization. Polymerization conditions and polymer reactions. Polymer characterization; measurement of molecular weight and size, analysis and testing.

OBJECTIVE

*Introduce you fundamental principles of polymer chemistry
*Familiarize you with the polymerization reactions, kinetics and thermodynamics.
*Utilization of kinetic and thermodynamic parameters for the synthesis of different types of polymer structures, and the process conditions will be evaluated.
*A basic understanding of the reaction parameters for controlling polymerization rates, molecular weights, structural features and mechanical properties will be given.
*A working knowledge of polymer chemistry and physics will be provided by laboratory experiments

LEARNING OUTCOME

Upon successful completion of Polymer Chemistry (MAT 302), students are expected to be able to:
Describe the basic properties of polymers,
Classify the polymers in terms of repeating unit and use, and give examples of each class,
Discuss the effects of molecular weight, molecular structure and thermal transitions on physical/chemical/mechanical/thermal properties and end-uses of polymers,
Describe and compare the fundamental polymer synthesis and characterization techniques,
Identify the reaction parameters for controlling polymerization rates, molecular weights, structural features and mechanical properties of polymers,
Perform radical chain-growth polymerization, step-growth polymerization and copolymerization experiments and characterize the synthesized polymers.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Midterm 60
Other 40

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Principles of Polymerization / George Odian
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 4 edition (February 9, 2004)
ISBN-10: 0471274003

Readings

Recommended Readings:
"Polymer encyclopedia [computer file] : Mark encyclopedia of polymer science engineering" / John Wiley Sons, Inc."Handbook of polymer synthesis" / edited by Hans R. Kricheldorf.
"Advanced polymer chemistry : a problem solving guide" / Manas Chanda
"Polymer synthesis and characterization : a laboratory manual" / Stanley R. Sandler
"Polymer syntheses" / Stanley R. Sandler, Wolf Karo."Polymer synthesis" / Paul Rempp and Edward W. Merrill.
"Polymer Synthesis" by P. Remp, E. W. Merril, Huthig Wepf Verlag (ISBN: 385739116-2)