10.569 Synthesis of Polymers


Class Info

Studies synthesis of polymeric materials, emphasizing interrelationships of chemical pathways, process conditions, and microarchitecture of molecules produced. Chemical pathways include traditional approaches such as anionic, radical condensation, and ring-opening polymerizations. New techniques, including stable free radicals and atom transfer free radicals, new catalytic approaches to well-defined architectures, and polymer functionalization in bulk and at surfaces. Process conditions include bulk, solution, emulsion, suspension, gas phase, and batch vs continuous fluidized bed. Microarchitecture includes tacticity, molecular-weight distribution, sequence distributions in copolymers, errors in chains such as branches, head-to-head addition, and peroxide incorporation.

This class has 5.12 as a prerequisite.

10.569 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by P. T. Hammond and B. D. Olsen.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 35-225.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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