Textile Chemistry (TC)

TC 530  The Chemistry Of Textile Auxiliaries  (3 credit hours)  

Industrially important textile chemicals used for enhancing fiber and fabric properties such as durable press, water repellency, anti-soiling, flame retardancy, softness, stiffness, lubricity and other uses. Correlation of effect with structure, end-use influences, interaction with fabric and fibers, sources and synthetic routes, economic and environmental considerations.

Prerequisite: One yr. of organic chemistry

Typically offered in Spring only

TC 561/MSE 561  Organic Chemistry Of Polymers  (3 credit hours)  

Principles of step reaction and addition polymerizations; copolymerization; emulsion polymerization; ionic polymerization; characterization of polymers; molecular structure and properties.

Prerequisite: TC 461 and CH 231 or CH 431

Typically offered in Fall only

TC 565  Polymer Applications and Technology  (3 credit hours)  

Poly(olefins), poly(vinyl chloride), poly(vinyl acetate), poly(urethanes), epoxies, silicones, styrene copolymers used as textile finishes, nonwoven binders, fabric coatings, composites, adhesives, foams, carpet backing adhesives. Emphasis upon synthesis, industrial processes, properties and products.

Prerequisite: One yr. of organic chemistry, TC 461

Typically offered in Spring only

TC 589/TE 589/TMS 589  Special Studies In Textile Engineering and Science  (1-4 credit hours)  

New or special course on developments in textile engineering and science. Specific topics and prerequisites identified vary. Generally used for first offering of a new course.

Prerequisite: Senior standing or Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

TC 601  Seminar  (1 credit hours)  

Discussion of scientific articles and presentations; review and discussion of student papers and research problems.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TC 630  Independent Study  (1-3 credit hours)  

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TC 685  Master's Supervised Teaching  (1-3 credit hours)  

Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall only

TC 689  Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time Registration  (3 credit hours)  

For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

TC 690  Master's Examination  (1-9 credit hours)  

For students in non thesis master's programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final master's exam.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

TC 693  Master's Supervised Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TC 695  Master's Thesis Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Thesis Research

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TC 696  Summer Thesis Research  (1 credit hours)  

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Summer only

TC 699  Master's Thesis Preparation  (1-9 credit hours)  

For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their thesis. Credits arranged

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall only

TC 704  Fiber Formation--Theory and Practice  (3 credit hours)  

Practical and theoretical analysis of the chemical and physical principles underlying conventional methods of converting bulk polymer to fiber; rheology; melt, dry and wet polymer extrusion; fiber drawing; heat setting; general theory applied to unit processes.

Prerequisite: MA 341, PY 208

Typically offered in Spring only

TC 705  Theory Of Dyeing  (3 credit hours)  

Mechanisms of dyeing. Application of thermodynamics to dyeing systems. Kinetics of diffusion in dyeing processes.

Prerequisite: CH 433

Typically offered in Spring only

TC 706  Color Science  (3 credit hours)  

Basis of modern techniques for color specification, measurement, control and communication. Applications of color science to textiles, plastics, color reproduction, computer-based imaging and display systems. Basic concepts taught by computer color graphics.

Prerequisite: Senior standing or Graduate standing in TC, Corequisite: TC 707

Typically offered in Fall only

TC 707  Color Laboratory  (1 credit hours)  

Exercises with modern methods and equipment to aid in understanding color perception, color science and color measurement. Computer color graphics exercises for comprehension of basic concepts. Independent projects in color science. Limited enrollment.

Prerequisite: Senior standing or Graduate standing in TC, Corequisite: TC 706

Typically offered in Fall only

TC 710/FPS 710  Science of Dye Chemistry, Dyeing, Printing and Finishing  (3 credit hours)  

The primary course purpose is to gain a strong fundamental understanding of the chemistry and technology of preparation, dyes, dyeing and finishes. Emphasis will be on the chemistry of different bleach activators, surfactants, photophysics and photochemistry of FWAs, modulations of dyes structures to influence color, tinctorial strength, light fastness, wash fastness and aggregation. Chemistry of different dye classes will be studied with emphasis on structure-property relationships and dye-fiber interactions. Dyeing isotherms (Nernst and Langmuir), kinetics of dyeing with emphasis on derivation of Nernst and Langmuir based on thermodynamics and kinetics principles will be covered with practical examples of dyeing at different temperature and how to calculate thermodynamic parameters of dyeing (entropy, standard affinity and isotherm constants of Nernst and Langmuir). Chemistry of different finishes, including soil release, chemistry of flame retardants and mechanisms of flame retardancy, antimicrobial and water and oil repellency, will be covered with emphasis on structure-property relationships.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and C or better in CH221 or CH225 and CH223 or CH227

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TC 720  Chemistry Of Dyes and Color  (3 credit hours)  

Correlation of color and chemical constitution, synthetic routes for popular dyes of all important types; electronic mechanisms for reactive dyes; chemistry of dye interactions with light, washing and other in-use influences; economic and environmental considerations.

Prerequisite: (CH 221 or CH 225) and (CH 223 or CH 227)

Typically offered in Spring only

TC 771  Polymer Microstructures, Conformations and Properties  (3 credit hours)  

Exploration of connections between microstructures and properties of polymers afforded by analysis of their conformational characteristics. Analysis of NMR spectroscopy and conformational energy estimates to establish polymer microstructures and resultant sizes and shapes of polymer chains, which then related to their unique and rich variety of physical properties.

Prerequisite: CH 220

Typically offered in Fall only

TC 791  Special Topics In Textile Science  (1-6 credit hours)  

Intensive treatments of selected topics in textile, polymer and fiber science.

Prerequisite: Senior standing or Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TC 792  Special Topics In Fiber Science  (1-6 credit hours)  

Study of selected topics of particular interest in various advanced phases of fiber science.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

TC 896  Summer Dissert Res  (1 credit hours)