Synthesis of Polymers
This lecture note focuses on the
synthesis of polymeric materials, emphasizing interrelationships of chemical
pathways, process conditions, and microarchitecture of molecules produced.
Covered topics are: Polymer Design and Synthesis, Reaction Types and Processes,
Introduction to Step Growth Polymerization, Types of Monomers, Kinetics and
Equilibrium Considerations, Polyaramids, Polyimides, Free Radical Chain
Polymerization, Ionic Polymerization, Polymer Functionalization and
Modification, Less Traditional Approaches to Polymer Synthesis.
Author(s): Prof. Paula Hammond