Dr. Jennifer Andrews of METTLER TOLEDO will present a free online seminar Improving the Understanding and Control of Polymer Synthesis Using Real-Time In Situ FTIR on July 27. During this presentation, Jennifer will discuss emerging polymer research and how to use real-time in situ Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) to the understand polymerizations.
The importance of real-time in situ reaction monitoring for polymerizations is due in part to the fact that many polymerization reactions are run at high temperatures and/or pressures, some are extremely oxygen sensitive and many involve the use of hazardous reagents.
All of these factors are problematic for offline sampling – not to mention the other impurities that can be introduced during sampling. Jennifer will present several examples of how in situ FTIR has been instrumental in the success of polymer synthesis projects.
Jennifer has over 15 years of experience using in situ FTIR to monitor polymerizations. If you attended the 8th National Graduate Research Polymer Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this week, you may have seen Jennifer while she was in attendance there. You can also read about Jennifer’s experience at the 8th National Graduate Research Polymer Conference or what Paul Scholl learned about an easier way to complete polymer research in academia at the 8th National Graduate Research Polymer Conference.