CHEM 348
Polymer Chemistry Fall 2019
Division III
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From synthetic to natural macromolecules, we encounter polymers everywhere and everyday. This course explores the multitude of synthetic techniques available and discusses how structure defines function. Topics include condensation and chain (anionic, cationic, radical) polymerizations, dendrimers, controlling molecular weight, ring opening, and biopolymer syntheses. Fundamentals of composition and physical properties of polymers, and methods of characterization are also covered.
The Class: Format: lecture; three hours per week
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 1632
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, participation, two exams, and a final project
Prerequisites: CHEM 251/255
Enrollment Preferences: Chemistry majors
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: BIMO Interdepartmental Electives

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