Infrared Monitoring of Carbocationic Polymerization of Olefins - METTLER TOLEDO
On Demand Webinar

Infrared Monitoring of Carbocationic Polymerization of Olefins

On Demand Webinar

Synthetic Polymer Chemistry

Real-time in situ mid-infrared monitoring of polymerization reactions involving isobutylene and styrene is the focus of this presentation. Professor Robson Storey discusses key takeaways from 17 years' experience using reaction monitoring to carry out synthetic polymer chemistry.
Robson F. Storey - University of Southern Mississippi, School of Polymers and High Performance Materials
40 Minutes

This webinar has four sections:

  • Introduction to Living Carbocationic Polymerization of Olefins
  • Motivation for Real-Time, In situ Spectrometers  where offline analysis is challenging or impossible
  • Measuring Polymerization Kinetics  
  • Case Study: Reaction Monitoring of Isobutylene and Styrene:
    • Quantifying the conversion in real time
    • Correcting for exothermic temperature rise and monomer dilution
    • Calculating the number of monomer units per chain
    • Determining the ionization rate constant

This webinar would be of interest to anyone working in Polymer Science.

Guest Presenter - Professor Robson F. Storey  
Robson Storey is currently the Bennett Distinguished Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering within the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi. His research interests are in the area of synthetic polymer chemistry, with particular emphasis on cationic chain polymerizations and ring-opening polymerizations, biomedical/biodegradable polymers, block and graft copolymers, star-branched polymers, and network polymers. He has published approximately 155 scientific articles and is the inventor on 24 U.S. Patents.  Storey obtained B.S. degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Akron.

Infrared Monitoring of Carbocationic Polymerization of Olefins
Polymers and High Performance Materials University of Southern Mississippi
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