ACS Webinar

Characterizing and Tailoring Polymers using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

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Materials Science

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is ubiquitous in chemistry and materials science. One of the reasons for its widespread popularity is because NMR is able to provide valuable information on the molecular characteristics of polymers under user-friendly conditions, with a wide range of accessible characterization methods.

Join Professor Tara Meyer of the Chemistry Department and the McGowan Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and Assistant Professor Erin Stache of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University as they discuss how NMR can be used for polymer characterization and how the NMR data can be used to in polymer design. Register now to discover not only the fundamentals of NMR techniques, but real-life examples of current successful applications in the field.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Assistant Professor Rachel Letteri of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia and Professor Dominik Konkolewicz of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University and is co-produced with the Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering (PMSE) of the American Chemical Society.

What You Will Learn

  • How and why NMR is used in polymers and polymeric materials
  • What types of experimental data can be obtained by NMR that is unique and/or complimentary to other characterization methods
  • Overview of advanced NMR methods applicable to polymers, and the benefits/limitations of different NMR methods

Meet the Experts

Tara Meyer Professor, Chemistry Department and the McGowan Center for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Erin Stache Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University

Dominik Konkolewicz Professor, Graduate Director & Assistant Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University

Rachel Letteri Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia

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