Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Date of Last Revision

2021-09-10 15:34:02


Chemistry - Polymer Option

Honors Course

9871 497-003

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


The project covers the synthesis of two bio-based polymers. One aspect of the research investigates the synthesis of materials for use in vegetable oil-based UV-curable coating, and the subsequent polymerization of the materials into a coating film. The second aspect of the research follows the synthesis of a functionalized cellulose material for use as a reinforcer in a vegetable oil-based composite. Both products are subsequently analyzed by various methods.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Ali Dhinojwala

First Reader

Dr. Yi Pang

Second Reader

Dr. Claire Tessier

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Claire Tessier


Please only make public this final submission. The previous two submissions include sensitive information that cannot be made public because it is part of ongoing research.



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