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CHEM 571 Polymer Synthesis (3 credits)

Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)


Chemistry : A survey of polymer preparation and characterization; mechanisms of chain growth, including free radical, cationic, anionic, condensation and transition metal-mediated polymerization, and the effects of these mechanisms on polymer architecture; preparation of alternating, block, graft and stereoblock copolymers; novel macromolecular structures including dendrimers and other nanostructures.

Terms: Winter 2014

Instructors: Ashok K Kakkar (Winter)

  • Fall
  • Prerequisite: CHEM 302 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.