Nanopolymers and Nano-composites (2163902)  

List of Practicals

Sr. Practical Title
1
Cross-Linking of Polymer
2
Preparation of Plasticized PVC and testing tensile modulus.
3
Preparation of ceramic based nanocomposites.
4
Preparation of metal-polymer nanocomposites.
5
Polymerization of Acrylamide in Water
6
Preparation Nanopolymer using Electronspinning Technique.
7
Conversion of Polyacrylamide to Sodium Polyacrylate and Subsequent Conversion of Polyacrylate Salt to Poly -(Acrylic Acid)
8
Synthesis of Hydrogels from Acrylamide and N-isopropyl Acrylamide with Bisacrylamide in Water
9
Characterization of Polymer (prepared in the lab)

Open Ended Problem
Open Ended /design based project: Apart from above experiments a group of students (Maximum Three) has to undertake one open ended problem/design problem. (Students are free to select any area of science and technology may be based on their branch to define the project).
Aims:
1. To provide experience in laboratory based experimentation, data recording and analysis and drawing of conclusions.
2. To develop report writing skills for scientific material.
3. To develop the ability to undertake investigations where, as part of the exercise, the goals andmethods have to be defined by the investigator.
4. To develop skills in literature searches and reviews.
Major Equipment
1. UV-Visible Spectrometer
2. Spin coater
3. Distil Water Unit
4. PH Meter
5. Necessary Chemicals and glassware for sol-gel and chemical synthesis.
Other
1. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/chemical-engineering/10-467-polymer-science-laboratory-fall- 2005/labs/
2. UPAC Polymer Education Website (http://iupac.org/polyedu/index.html).
3. Macrogalleria (http://pslc.ws/macrog/index.htm)
4. POLYED (http://www.uwsp.edu/chemistry/polyed/)
5. Carnegie Mellon Education Website - Macromolecular products http://gelfand.web.cmu.edu/scimodules/)