Geneva College

 

 

Robert A. Smith

Office Phone: 724-847-6708
rasmith@geneva.edu
ras5352@yahoo.com                  

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Chemistry

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D. Polymer Science, 1981, University of Akron
  • B.S. Chemistry, 1974, Penn State

Courses Taught

  • Chem 100 Chemistry for Non-Technical Students

    Chem 221/222 Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Presentations/Publications

  • Kennedy, Joseph P.; Smith, Robert Alan. New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator-transfer agents (inifers). I. Synthesis and characterization of a ,w -di-(tert-chloro)polyisobutylene. Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry)  (1979), 20(2),  316-19. CODEN: ACPPAY ISSN:0032-3934. CAN 94:175673 AN 1981:175673
  • Kennedy, Joseph P.; Smith, Robert Alan. New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator-transfer agents (inifers).  III.  Synthesis and characterization of poly(a -methylstyrene-b-isobutylene-b-a -methylstyrene). Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry Edition  (1980),  18(5), 1539-46. CODEN: JPLCAT  ISSN:0360-6376. CAN 93:95689  AN 1980:495689
  • Kennedy, Joseph P.; Smith, Robert Alan. New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator-transfer agents (inifers).  II.  Synthesis and characterization of a ,w -di(tert-chloro)polyisobutylenes. Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry Edition  (1980),  18(5),  1523-37.  CODEN: JPLCAT  ISSN:0360-6376. CAN 93:72351 AN 1980:472351  
  • Kennedy, Joseph P.; Chang, Victor S. C.; Smith, Robert Alan; Ivan, Bela. New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator-transfer agents (inifers).  V.  Synthesis of a -tert.-butyl-w -isopropenylpolyisobutylene and a ,w -di(isopropenyl)polyisobutylene. Polymer Bulletin (Berlin, Germany) (1979), 1(8), 575-80. CODEN: POBUDR ISSN:0170-0839
  • Kennedy, Joseph P.; Huang, S. Y.; Smith, Robert Alan. The synthesis of an isobutylene-a -methylstyrene block copolymer with olefinic head-group:  (CH3)2C:CHCH2-PIB-b-Pa MeSt. Polymer Bulletin (Berlin, Germany) (1979), 1(6), 371-6. CODEN: POBUDR  ISSN:0170-0839.  CAN 91:2117
  • Smith, Robert Alan; Patterson, Dennis B.; Colvin, Howard A. Synthesis of copolymers of m-diisopropenylbenzene and m-dimethoxybenzene. Polymer Science and Technology (Plenum) (1984)

Invited Presentations

  • Industrial Chemistry, University of Detroit, Detroit, MI; 1980
  • Polymer Chemistry, Marshall University, Huntington, WV; 1981

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • Member of American Chemistry Society

 

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