David Dolson (Committee Member), Eric Fossum (Advisor), Loon-seng Tan (Committee Member), Kenneth Turnbull (Committee Member)
Master of Science (MS)
The ability to control the self-assembly of sulfonated poly(arylene ether) sulfones (s-PAESs) was explored by tailoring rate coefficients, via temperature, in an A2 + B2 + B2' Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution (SNAr) approach. The reactivity of various electrophilic sites were studied and tuned, via temperature control, to elicit a range of more ordered and disordered polymers of equivalent monomeric composition. These polymers were characterized by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy and found to have highly disordered polymer configuration at higher temperatures while having a more regular configuration at lower temperatures.
Department or Program
Department of Chemistry
Year Degree Awarded
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