Synthesis of Polymers OpenCourseWare: An Online Graduate Level MIT Course on Polymeric Material Synthesis

Published Jan 19, 2009

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Students taking part in 'Synthesis of Polymers,' an OpenCourseWare project offered by MIT, will learn about advanced polymer synthesis topics within the field of chemical engineering. This free, grad-level online course would be beneficial to someone who holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Synthesis of Polymers: Course Specifics

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Synthesis of Polymers: Course Description

'The Synthesis of Polymers' OpenCourseWare graduate level course is taught by Professor Paula Hammond and is designed for students with fundamental knowledge of organic chemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics. Students learn about the basic methods used in the synthesis of polymers and the practical use of polymer products in everyday life. The polymer synthesis methods discussed in this free course include step growth polymerization, free radical chain polymerization, ionic polymerization, polymer functionalization and modification and other less traditional approaches to polymer synthesis.

Lecture notes, a list of readings, and project guidelines are available for free online. If you are interested in taking this free OpenCourseWare, visit the synthesis of polymers course page.

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