Course Syllabus for English-Taught Majors

“Water-borne Polymeric Materials” Course Syllabus



Course Code 09041010

Course CategoryMajor Core

Majors: Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Polymeric Materials, Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Chemistry


Total Hours36        


InstructorHuang, He

Textbook: Not available at this moment. To be edited and published.









—PA LovellMS El-Aasser. Emulsion polymerization and emulsion polymers. J. Wiley, 1997

Course Description

Water-borne polymeric materials can be categorized into water-soluble polymers (such as polyacrylamide, poly(vinyl alcohol), poly(acrylic acid), polyvinylpyrrolidone, casein, agar, pectin, etc.), polymer emulsions (such as polyacrylate, poly(vinyl acetate), fluorine/silicon-containing emulsions/latexes, etc.) and water-dispersible polymers (which are hydrated polymers such as epoxy resin, polyurethane, polyester, polysiloxane, etc.). Water-borne polymeric materials can also be extended to include water-borne polymer/polymer hybrids and water-borne polymer/inorganic material hybrids. The application of water-borne polymeric materials is very broad and includes coatings, adhesives, paints, inks, biomedical materials, nano self-assembly and photo-electronics, as well as water treatment, enhanced oil-recovery agents, cosmetics/pharmaceutical additives, etc. With people’s increased sense of health and environmental protection and the increased requirements on environmental protection from governments at all levels, water-borne polymeric materials and other environmental-friendly polymeric materials are an inevitable development tendency of polymeric materials in the future, and also the fields that many (under)graduates majoring in chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science (polymeric materialspolymer chemistry and physics, polymer reaction/processing engineering) would be involved in. This course will be beneficial to the students’ understanding of the knowledge and mastering of associated polymer hydration techniques in the field of water-borne polymeric materials, and therefore to their professional work and carrier.

Course Contents:

Chapter 1, Introduction

1.1 Water-soluble Polymers

       1.2 Water-dispersible Polymers

       1.3 Polymer Emulsions

Chapter 2, Polyacrylamide, Polyacrylic acid & Polymaleic acid

2.1 Polyacrylamide

2.2 Polyacrylic acid

2.3 Polymaleic acid

Chapter 3, Polyvinyl alcohol & Polyethylene glycol

3.1 Polyvinyl alcohol

3.2 Polyethylene glycol

Chapter 4, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Polyethyleneimine

4.1 Polyvinylpyrrolidone

4.2 Polyethyleneimine

Chapter 5, Derivatives of Cellulose

5.1 Methyl cellulose, Ethyl cellulose, and Ethyl methyl cellulose

5.2 Carboxymethyl cellulose

5.3 Hydroxypropyl cellulose

Chapter 6, Agar, Alginates and Carrageenan

6.1 Agar

6.2 Alginates

6.3 Carrageenan

Chapter 7, Pectin, Guargum and Xanthan

       7.1   Pectin

       7.2 Guargum

       7.3 Xanthan

Chapter 8, Casein & Gelatin

8.1  Casein

8.2  Gelatin

Chapter 9, Water-borne Polyurethane

9.1 Synthesis

9.2  Structure-property Relationship

9.3 Applications

Chapter 10, Water-borne Epoxy resin

10.1 Synthesis

10.2 Structure-property Relationship

10.3 Applications

Chapter 11, Water-borne Polyamide and Polyimide Resin

11.1       Water-borne Polyamide Resin

11.2       Water-borne Polyimide Resin

Chapter 12, Water-borne Phenolic, Urea–Formaldehyde, and Melamine- Formaldehyde Resins

12.1 Water-borne Phenolic Resin  

12.2 Water-borne Urea–Formaldehyde Resin

12.3 Water-borne Melamine- Formaldehyde Resin

Chapter 13, Water-borne Alkyd, polycarbonate, and Polylactic acid

13.1 Water-borne Alkyd resins

13.2 Water-borne polycarbonate

13.3 Water-borne Polylactic acid

Chapter 14, Water-borne Polyethersulphone and Polyether Ketone

14.1 Water-borne Polyethersulphone

14.2 Water-borne Polyether Ketone

Chapter 15, Water-borne Rosin Resin, Terpene resin and Petroleum Resin

15.1 Water-borne Rosin Resin

15.2 Water-borne Terpene resin

15.3 Water-borne Petroleum Resin

Chapter 16, Water-borne Polyvinyl Chloride, Polysiloxanes and Fluorine- containing resins

15.1 Water-borne Polyvinyl Chloride

15.2 Water-borne Polysiloxanes

15.3 Water-borne Fluorine-containing resins

Chapter 17, Polymer Emulsions

17.1 Emulsion Polymerization & Emulsion Polymers

17.2 Applications of Polymer Emulsions


Made by Huang, He

November 11, 2016