MSE 597Y

Polymer Synthesis

Sem. 1. Class 3, cr. 3. (offered in alternate years). Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing in engineering or science.

MSE 597Yis an elective course.

Weekly Schedule: Three 50-minute lectures.

A study of the chemistry of polymers, structure-property analysis, polymer retrosynthesis, polymer structure control, and production methods.

Relation of Course to Program Outcomes
1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to problems in materials engineering.
5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems, particularly in the context of materials selection and design.
7. an ability to exhibit effective oral and written communication skills.

•  To analyze properties of a polymer and correlate them to chemical structure
•   To present methods and mechanisms of polymer chemistry and apply them to industrial and everyday realities
•   To examine the kinetic and design factors that control polymer structures

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course the student is expected to:
•   The students will be able to understand, predict and design polymer properties based on polymer structure
•   The students will be able to understand how and why certain reactions take place through mechanistic means
•   The students will be able to produce a polymer structure based on known reactants and retrosynthetically design a chemical route to a variety of polymer structures
•   The students will be able to intuitively grasp the kinetic factors involved to predict such things as molecular weight, polydispersity, and others.
•   The students will understand polymer chemistry in relation to everyday materials and why industrial practice is as is.

Jeffrey Youngblood

Contribution of course to meeting the professional component:MSE 597Y is a materials-specific technical elective course.

Prepared by: Elliott Slamovich                                                            Date: April 26th, 2007