College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 08:13:52


Chemical Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


Using molecular recognition techniques to determine the binding constant of the host-guest relationships of the depolymerization products of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and cyclodextrin species. The main method of data collection used was florescence spectroscopy. Using a titration method and measuring the florescence intensity, a nonlinear regression was used to determine the binding constant.

Research Sponsor

James Eagan

First Reader

Kevin Cavicchi

Second Reader

Weinan Xu

Honors Faculty Advisor

Bi-min Zhang Newby



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