COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Advanced Polymer Chemistry
Course Code: 
15CHY231
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Advanced Polymer Chemistry' is a course offered for the B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Newer Polymers and Polymerizations: Polymeric Liquid Crystals - Inorganic and Organometallic polymers - Synthesis and reactions of Phosphorus - Nitrogen polymers - Boron - Silicone polymers. Cyclisation versus Linear Polymerization - Molecular weight control in linear polymerization - Molecular weight distribution in linear polymerization - Molecular weight distributions in nonlinear polymerization - Multichain Polymerization - Metallocene Polymerization.

Unit 2

Solid-state irradiation polymerization - Atom transfer radical polymerization - Plasma Polymerization - Zwitterionic Polymerization - Isomerization polymerization - Polymer supported solid phase reactions - Merrifield method.

Polymer degradation and stabilization: Mechanism of different types of degradation - Commonly used antidegradants and the mechanism of their stabilization.

Unit 3

Polymer solutions: Criteria for solubility - Heat of Dissolution and Solubility parameters - Conformation of polymer chains in solutions - Nature of polymer molecules in solution - Size and shape of macromolecules in solution - Thermodynamics of polymer solutions - Phase equilibria - Entropy and heats of mixing of polymer solutions - Effect of molecular weight on solubility - Solubility of crystalline and amorphous polymers - Flory Huggins theory of polymer solution, Equation of state theory, Flory Krigbaum theory and cluster type theory - Viscosity of dilute polymer solutions

  • George Odian, “Principles of Polymerization”, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, (1991).
  • Malcolm P. Stevens, “Polymer Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, New York, (1999).
  • Harry R Allcock and Frederick W Lampe, “Contemporary Polymer Chemistry”, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, Inc., New Jersey, (1990).
  • Charles E Carraher, Jr., “Polymer Chemistry”, 5th edition, Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, (2000).
  • Jayadev Sreedhar and Govariker, “Polymer Chemistry”.