University of Minnesota External Sales Organization providing
custom synthesized polymers to industrial and academic institutions
Polymer synthesis continues to be a major theme in the Polymer
Group at the University of Minnesota. Model homopolymers
and copolymers with an array of molecular architectures
are routinely produced using a wide variety of synthetic
methodologies. The Polymer Synthesis Facility (PSF),
an External Sales Organization at the University of Minnesota,
was established to prepare these interesting samples on
large scale (kilogram) and provide them to academic and
industrial institutions through contract sales arrangements.
The PSF received "start-up" funds
from the Center for Interfacial Engineering and the University
of Minnesota Materials Research and Engineering Center,
and operates out of the Department
of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota.
Any sale from the PSF requires the execution
of an agreement between the University of Minnesota and the
purchasing institution. A sample contract is available upon
Professor Frank S. Bates, Professor Wayne L. Gladfelter, Professor Marc A.
Hillmyer, and Professor Timothy P. Lodge
Professor Marc A. Hillmyer