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Title:Development of Self -Healing Polymer Composites and Photoinduced Ring -Opening Metathesis Polymerization
Author(s):Sriram, Suresh Ranganathan
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Moore, Jeffrey S.
Department / Program:Chemistry
Discipline:Chemistry
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Engineering, Materials Science
Abstract:In addition, the development and utility of these easily accessible ruthenium precatalyst, [(p-cymene)RuCl2]2 and tricyclohexylphosphine in performing Photoinduced Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (PROMP) is demonstrated. Polymerization of norbornene and dicyclopentadiene has been performed, showing the simplicity and ease of this procedure. The resulting poly(norbornene) shows high trans content (85%) of the ring opened double bonds. Crosslinked poly(dicyclopentadiene) can be generated at room temperature using 1% wt. of the precatalyst by irradiation of UV light at 254 nm. Initial results in the application of PROMP towards photopatterning and creation of microchannels for potential application in microfluidic devices is described.
Issue Date:2002
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:111 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/84066
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3044231
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2002


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