Chemistry | Seminar: Organic Chemistry
C648 | 0898 | Carroll


Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

Recent developments in such areas as sulfur compounds,
heterocycles, stereochemistry, polymers, and synthesis.

Topic: Polymer Chemistry
The student will learn about: 1) polymer types and methods
of industrial synthesis; 20 measurement and utility of
polymer properties; 3) common methods of design, compounding
and fabrication of plastic articles; 4) public policy issues
related to plastics, especially water disposal and
recycling.

Specific sections of the course will include: chemical and
physical properties; molecular, micro and macro scale;
thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers; addition
polymers, step-growth polymers, polymerizartion methods,
additives and compounding, extrusion and molding techniques.
The successful student will be able to explain the origin of
everyday plastic articles and packaging, and will be
comfortable in technical conversation with representatives
of industrial manufacturers of plastics.