Industrial Problem Solving Using Solid State NMR

Industrial Problem Solving Using Solid State NMR

Joseph Marcinko
Polymer Synergies, LLC

Course: SC074

1/2 Day Course

Beginner Level

Monday: 03/18/2019

Analytical Metrology, Polymers, Spectroscopy, Surface Analysis

$350 ($475 after 2/25/19)

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Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the industrial scientist to the concepts of Solid State NMR (SSNMR) and how it can be applied to polymer and material characterization and product development. Experimental considerations and techniques will be discussed which define the type of structural and molecular dynamic information which can be obtained and used to develop Structure/Property relationships.

Target Audience

Industrial scientists who want to learn how solid state NMR can be applied to real world problems associated with production and product development

Course Outline

Course Outline
• Review of Polymer Morphology Concepts
• Basic Concepts of NMR and SSNMR
• Experimental Considerations
• Molecular Dynamics and Morphology
• Case Studies of SSNMR used in Problem Solving and Product Development
• In-situ silane hydrolysis and polymer adhesion to glass
• Surface adsorption of small molecules on oxide surfaces: dispersions, solids, catalysis
• Surface adsorption of macromolecules: tacticity and copolymer structure
• Mechanical properties of polymers and composites; molecular motion, free volume, and plasticization
• Studies of soy-based lamination adhesives
• The physicochemical nature of PMDI / Wood structural composites
• The study of polyurethane coatings used in dynamic applications
• Strain induced crystallization of rubbers
• Other SSNMR studies

Instructor Biography

Dr. Marcinko has over 35 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 40 publications, and has 7 patents and 6 patents pending.