10.467 | Fall 2005 | Undergraduate
Polymer Science Laboratory

Labs

LAB # TOPICS PROCEDURES
  Lab and Safety Tour, Group Organization  
1 Polymerization of Acrylamide in Water (PDF)
2 Characterization of Polyacrylamide (PDF)
3 Conversion of Polyacrylamide to Sodium Polyacrylate and Subsequentd Conversion of Polyacrylate Salt to Poly (Acrylic Acid) (PDF)
4 Synthesis of Hydrogels from Acrylamide and N-isopropyl Acrylamide with Bisacrylamide in Water (PDF)
5 Properties of Hydrogels from Lab #4: Swelling, Tensile and Solute Transport Properties (PDF)
6 Interfacial Polymerization of Nylon 10 from Diamine and Diacid Chloride (PDF)
7 Un-Crosslinked and Crosslinked Natural Rubber from Rubber Tree Latex

Mechanical Properties

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10 Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate Monomer to Form Poly (Methyl Methacrylate), Tromsdorff Effect

Illustration with Bone Cement

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11 Poly (Vinyl Chloride): Preparation of Plasticized PVC and Tensile Modulus as Function of Plasticizer Content and Test Temperature (PDF)
12 Network Formation with Epoxies, RTV Thermosets and Foamable Polyurethanes (PDF)
13 Bead Polymerization of Divinyl Benzene and Methyl Methacrylate (PDF)
14 Ultrafiltration Membrane Formation by Phase Inversion and Permeability Studies (PDF)
15 Photopolymerization: Photolithography and Soft Lithography (PDF 1)

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  Make-Up Labs  
17 Lab Clean-Up