Dr. Coleen Pugh


 Dr.   Coleen     Pugh

Dr. Coleen Pugh

Department of Polymer Science Interim Chair
Professor
Department of Polymer Science
Phone: 330-972-6614
Email: cpugh@uakron.edu


Education

  • 1990 Ph.D, Macromolecular Science, Case Western Reserve University
  • 1985 M.S., Macromolecular Science, Case Western Reserve University
  • 1983 B.A., Chemistry, University of California, Davis; B.S., Textile Science, University of California, Davis

Research Interests

Synthesis and characterization of novel polymeric materials, including amphiphilic organic nanoparticles, biomaterials, cyclic polymers, fluorinated polymers and liquid crystalline polymers, primarily using living chain polymerizations to produce polymers with a range of molecular architectures.

Contact Information

Dr. Coleen Pugh
The University of Akron
Department of Polymer Science
Akron, Ohio 44325-3909

Email: cpugh@uakron.edu
Voice: (330) 972-6614
Fax: (330) 972-5290

Recent Publications

A.M. Kasko and C. Pugh, "Comparison of the Thermotropic and Solution Behavior of Six-Arm Star and Comb Poly[11-(4'-cyanophenyl-4"-phenoxy)undecyl acrylate]s", Macromolecules, 39, 6800-6810 (2006).

C. Pugh, P. Zhu, G.H. Kim, J.X. Zheng, M.J. Rubal and S.Z.D. Cheng, "Synthesis of Laterally-Attached Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polynorbornenes with High Mesogen Density by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization", J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Chem. Ed., 44, 4076-4087 (2006).

M. Paz-Pazos and C. Pugh, "Synthesis of Optically Active Copolymers of 2,3,4,5,6-Pentafluorostyrene and b-Pinene with Low Surface Energies", J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Chem. Ed., 44, 3114-3124 (2006).

C. Pugh, G. Fan and A.M. Kasko, "Measurement of Chain Transfer Constants to Polymer Using Oligomers and Model Compounds: Chain Transfer to Poly[11-(4'-cyanophenyl-4"-phenoxy)undecyl acrylate] in Radical Polymerization", Macromolecules, 38, 8071-8077 (2005).

K.M. Wollyung, K. Xu, M. Cochran, A.M. Kasko, W.L. Mattice, C. Wesdemiotis and C. Pugh, "Synthesis and Mass Spectrometry Studies of an Amphiphilic Polyether-Based Rotaxane that Lacks an Enthalpic Driving Force for Threading", Macromolecules, 38, 2574-2586 (2005).

M. Paz-Pazos and C. Pugh, "Synthesis, Isolation and Thermal Behavior of Polybutadiene Grafted with Poly(pentafluorostyrene)", J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Chem. Ed., 43, 2874-2891 (2005).

S.S. Rane, W.L. Mattice and C. Pugh, "Modification of Statistical Threading in Two-Component Pseudorotaxane Melts Using the Amphiphilic Approach and Variations in the Confinement Geometry", J. Chem. Phys., 120, 10299-10306 (2004).

G. Xu, S.S. Rane, C.A. Helfer, W.L. Mattice and C. Pugh, "Monte Carlo Simulation of Solvent Effects on the Threading of Poly(ethylene oxide)", Modeling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng., 12, S59-S71 (2004).

A.M. Kasko and C. Pugh, "Solution Behavior of Topological Isomers of Poly[11-(4'-cyanophenyl-4"-phenoxy)undecyl acrylate]s Prepared by Atom Transfer and Conventional Radical Polymerizations", Macromolecules, 37, 4993-5001 (2004).

C.A. Helfer, G. Xu, W.L. Mattice and C. Pugh, "Monte Carlo Simulations Investigating the Threading of Cyclic Poly(ethylene oxide) by Linear Chains in the Melt", Macromolecules, 36, 10071-10078 (2003).

Y.C. Chiang, A.M. Jamieson, Y. Zhao, A.M. Kasko and C. Pugh, "Effect of Molecular Weight on the Electrorheological Behavior of Side-Chain Liquid Crystal Polymers in Nematic Solvents," Polymer, 43, 4887 (2002).

A.M. Kasko, S.R. Grunwald and C. Pugh, "The Effect of Endgroups on the Thermotropic Behavior of Linear Poly{11-[(4'-cyanophenyl-4"-phenoxy)undecyl] acrylate}s Prepared by ATRP and their Topological Blends," Macromolecules, 35, 5466 (2002).

S.V. Arehart and C. Pugh, "5-[[[2',5'-Bis[(4"-n-(perfluorohexyl)butyloxy)benzoyl)oxy]benzyl]oxy]carbonyl]bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene and Poly{5-[[[2',5'-bis[(4"-n-(perfluorohexyl)butyloxy)benzoyloxy]benzyl]oxy]carbonyl]bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene}," Macromolecular Syntheses, 12, 123 (2002).

A.C. Small and C. Pugh, "Induction of Smectic Layering in Nematic Liquid Crystals Using Immiscible Components. 5. Laterally Attached Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Poly(norbornene)s and their Low Molar Mass Analogs with Short Fluorocarbon Segments,"Macromolecules, 35, 2105 (2002).

C. Chang and C. Pugh, "Synthesis and Miscibility of Comb Poly[11-(4'-cyanophenyl-4"-phenoxy)undecyl acrylate]s Prepared by ATRP," Macromolecules, 34, 2027 (2001).

C. Pugh, A.C. Small, C.A. Helfer and W.L. Mattice, "Induction of Smectic Layering in Nematic Liquid Crystals Using Immiscible Components. 4. The Effect of Bulky Lateral Carboxyl Substituents on the Thermotropic Behavior of 2,5-Bis[4'-n-perfluoroheptyl)octyloxy)benzoyl)oxy]toluene," Liq. Cryst., 28, 991 (2001).

G.H. Kim, S. Jin, C. Pugh and S.Z.D. Cheng, "Effect of the substituents on the phase structure and transition

behavior of a series of laterally attached side-chain liquid crystalline polynorbornenes," J. Polym. Sci.,

Polym. Phys. Ed., 40, 3029 (2001).

G.H. Kim, C. Pugh and S.Z.D. Cheng, "A New Route to Stabilize the Smectic C Phase in a Series

of Laterally Attached Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polynorbornenes with a One-Carbon Spacer,"

Macromolecules, 33, 8983 (2000).

C. Pugh, "Selective Reduction of 2,5-Bis[(4'-(methoxy)benzoyl)oxy]benzaldehyde without

Intramolecular Transesterification," Org. Letters, 2, 1329 (2000).

Faculty Profile [PDF]

http://www.uakron.edu/cpspe/documents/faculty-profiles/FacultyProfile-Pugh.pdf

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