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MACROMOLECULAR SYSTEMS II (4 credits)

    4010 Macromolecular Systems I                                    Link to LSU Academic Calendar

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Hiemenz Lodge

  Integrative Experience or Notes
Week 1   INTRO MODULE
  8/21 Historical introduction: func-tional polymers & biopolymers Ch.1 Ch.1    
          8/21 Intro to teamsintegrative experience (Deferred)
  8/23 Classification of Polymers Ch.2 Ch.1    
Week 2  HURRICANE HOLIDAY
DSG 8/28 Hurricane Isaac        
          8/28 Hurricane Isaac
DSG 8/30

 Hurricane Isaac

       
Week 3   PHYSICAL MODULE
9/4 Polydispersity/Distributions Ch.3 Ch.1    
          9/4

Computer Skills  (below)

Use MALDI Mass Spec data to practice.

  9/6 Statistical view of polymerization Ch.3 Ch.2    
Week 4  PHYSICAL MODULE
  9/11 Continued...recursion relations etc.         
        9/11

*My First Polymerization

 

  9/13          
Week 5   PHYSICAL MODULE
  9/18 Viscosity vs.IntrinsicViscosity Ch.4  Ch.9    
          9/18

*Dissolve solutions

*Cone & Plate Viscometer

*Ubbelohde  Viscometer

9/20 Polymer Dimensions

Elementary Molecular Weight Characterization:  GPC

Ch.6

Ch.3

Ch.6     
Week 6  CHEMISTRY MODULE
  9/25

Polymer Chem overview of synthetic strategies, from Anionic to Ziegler-Natta(Spivak/Zhang)

Ch.5 Ch.2    
          9/25

*Straight GPC (Cueto)

*Guinier Plot 

*GPC Data workup

  9/27  Ch.5 Ch.3    
Week 7  CHEMISTRY MODULE
  10/2

Controlled polymerizations (Spivak/Zhang)

Ch.5 Ch.4    
          10/2

Poly(lactide) polymerization

(Handout from DHZ...update on website)

 PRG

 DZG

10/4   Polyurethanes, Polyamides Ch.5        
Week 8  BULK PROPERTIES MODULE
KDG 10/9

Polymer morphology (spherulites, lamellae, shish-kebabs, etc.) Polarized light microscopy, EM, basic SAXS, SALS,  etc.*Morphology continues

*An amateur looks at visco-elasticity, reaching bizarre conclusions.

Take-home Midterm 1 handout at end of lab

Ch.7 Ch.12

Ch.13

  Midterm 1 due will cover all of physical module and  the chemical module according to what's been covered.
          10/9 POM, SALSS, DLS
  10/11

Elementary rheology (Dooley/Wu)

At right:Queensland pitch

 

Ch.9 Ch.11    
Week 9  BULK PROPERTIES MODULE
10/16

Rheology/Processing(Dooley/Wu)Take-home Midterm 1 due at beginning of class

 Ch.9 Ch.11    
          10/16 Processing Lab--Chemical Engineering Building  (Dooley/Wu)
PRG 10/18 Fall Holiday

 

     
Week 10  BULK PROPERTIES MODULE
  10/23

Thermal properties

Ch.8

     
 
 

 

 
  10/23 Physical states of macromolecules: glasses, crystals, and melts; Glass transition, DSC, TGA,  DMTA Glassy polymers & Liq. N2. (Negulescu/Cueto)
 KDG 10/25

Applications

 N/A      
Week 11  BULK PROPERTIES MODULE >>>> BIOPOLYMERS

10/30

*Ideas Come from Exposure

*Intro. to Examplanations

 N/A        
          10/30 Dinner and a movie...not just any dinner, not just any movie! 
PRG 11/1 Biosynthesis: how nature does some of what it does: the various structures, how peptides are made, maybe some Proteins (Licata)  N/A      
Week 12  FUNTIME MODULE
  11/6 TBA: NMR        
          11/6 CAMD Visit & SAXS
 11/8 Applications        
Week 13  FUNTIME MODULE
  11/13 Mechanical Testing Composites (Pang)        Mech. Engr. Labs.

 

        11/13 Examplanations

 

11/15 Examplanations, Midterm2 Prep, Help Session        
Week 14  BIOPOLYMERS MODULE
  11/20 In-class Midterm 2           Midterm 2 = comprehensive
          11/20 Wednesday: Go home!

11/22 THANKSGIVING         
Week 15  WRAP-UP
 PRG 11/27 Ideas Come from Exposure        
          11/27 SDS-PAGE Gel Electrophoresis PowerPoint or Peptide Synthesis facilitySDS-PAGE Demo
PRG 11/29 Review Session        
The End
  Mon. 12/3

Final Exam 

Monday, Dec. 3

12:30 - 2:30 pm

       
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Excluded volume problem a'la DeGennes 

  Ch.6    
    Polyurethanes, Polyamides        
    Another conversation with Prof. DeGennes:  reptation, diffusion and viscosity scaling        
    Step growth (details below) (Spivak) Ch.5      
            Free radical-initiated synthesis of polyacrylamide, swelling measurements.
    Ionic & metal complex synthesis; maybe also cellulose & derivatives, other polysaccharides. Sequencing strategies. Solid phase synthesis; mimicking nature. (DALY)  Ch.5      
       

 

     
    Synthesis, continued: Industrial strategies and/or coordination catalysis.  (Daly)        

 

4011 Macromolecular Systems  II  
Date Subject Virtual Text Wednesday Integrative Experience Special
Week of 1/14 Introduction

Thermodynamics Review

 Ch 11 Select articles for real world experiment.

Demo:  LS Polyelectrolyte Effect

 
Week of 1/21

Thermo Review

Athermal: 

Flory-Huggins DSmix

Dilute DSmix

A2 & relation to size

 Ch 12

HPC Qual. Phase Sepn.

 

v2; measure & use

 
Week of 1/28 Flory-Huggins van Laar DHmix   Demo: phase sep’n yields high-c and no-c phases  
Week of 2/4 Mardi Gras!      
Week of 2/11 Brilliant Successes of FH--a2 problem revisited  

Toluene / Rubberband 

Electronics Gauntlet

 
Week of 2/18 Brilliant Successes of FH

--Phase changes

--Identifying c = 1/2

Astounding Failures of FH--Solubility Parameters

  Identifying electronics components by instrument
Week of 2/25 Electricity & Magnetism   Ch 13 Stirring bar, a dipole that can't keep up at high frequencies  
Week of 3/3 MIDTERM      
Week of 3/10
  • Light scattering--Particle View

  • Light scattering--Thermo view
Ch 14    
Week of 3/17 Spring Break    
Week of 3/24
  • Light scattering--Large Particles & diffraction view
  • Form factor for some shapes
Optical Crystals  
Week of 3/31 On-line MALLS detection schemes and/or SAXS/SANS   Getting n in PS/THF  
Week of 4/7 Transport coefficients

Diffusion:  simple theory

  Ch 15

Ice & Coke or...

Gelatin & Dye Demo:  mutual  diffusion

 

Optical Microscopy Demo:  self diffusion

 
Week of 4/14
  • Spectroscopy:  

  • Fluorescence, incl. rot. depol. and lifetime.  

  • CD, ORD, Kramers-Kronig

  • NMR

 Ch 16  

CD identification of secondary structure

Diffusion:  Vector integral math Grav, Div, Curl & All That (Sacrifice if K.T. covers)
Week of 4/21 Sedimentation  

PFGNMR

 Ch 15 Demonstrate XLA
Week of 4/28  Wrap-up      
 Week of 5/3  FINAL EXAM  TBA      
MATERIAL BELOW HERE IS COVERED SOME SEMESTERS, NOT OTHERS, OR YET TO BE TRIED 
   E.O.S. Kerry Dooley    

Microscopy

Koehler illumination, photomicroscopy, image processing of a cholesteric polymer liquid crystal; visit to BASC facility; Confocal 

 
  Flow birefringence Rotational Diffusion:  ZADS, TEB    Solution flow birefringence 
  Special topic:  rodlike polymers   Magnets & turnings  
 

Math Tuneup (K.T.)

   Math Tuneup   
  Copolymers, blends, dendrimers, ionomers, composites, laminates,  conducting polymers, PLED's, device manufacturing Plasticizers and other additives (T.C.)   Needs demo or...???  
  Special characteristics of polyelectrolytes or ... Binding/association (V.L.)    classical viscosity experiment or optical crystals  
  Pharmaceutical applications

Block copolymers

   ????

Liquid crystal block copolymer microscopy  

 

What follows is mostly of historic interest.  It is a list of topics intended to be discussed in MS III and MS IV classes (Chem 7010, 7011).  OFFERED EVERY 2ND YEAR, the true makeup of these classes is determined as they are taught. 

 

 

TENTATIVE

   
  MACROMOLECULAR SYSTEMS III (3 credits)

Chem/ChE or MS 7010

   
* Rotational Isomeric State 3  
* Equation of State 3  
* Reptation 3  
* Phase Sep’n., critical exponents, universality classes, Mean-Field vs. Ising 3  
  Percolation, gelation, branching 3  
  Renormalization group    
  Scaling: magnetic analogies    
  Perturbation    
  Advanced Polymer Processing:  casting, molding, extrusion, foaming    
  Liquid Crystalline Polymers    
  Non-linear Optical Properties    
  Biocompatible Polymers    
  Inorganic/organic Hybrid Polymers    
  Permanent gels    
  Reversible gels    
       

 

 

 

TENTATIVE

   
  MACROMOLECULAR SYSTEMS IV (3 credits)

Chem/ChE or MS 7020

   
  NMR (Physical) 4  
* Hierarchicical Organizations; collagen, layer line, double diamond, etc. 4  
* SAXS & SANS 4  
* uscopy 4  
* XRD, fiber diffraction 4  
* LC’s 4  
* fractals 4  
* Surfaces, LB films 4  
  dielectric and optical properties: NLO, photorefractivity, conductive polymers    
  Advanced Rheology    
  Solid polymer electrolytes (batteries)    
  Literature study:  e.g., on electronic materials.      

 

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