Event Title

P-29 Temperature and Feed Optimization in the Synthesis of PAMAM Dendrimers

Location

Buller Hall 150

Start Date

3-11-2022 1:30 PM

End Date

3-11-2022 3:30 PM

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Description

PAMAM dendrimer synthesis involves a very exothermic reaction, which poses a problem as low reaction temperatures must be maintained while reactant is manually added. This project sought to automatically control reactant input via temperature feedback using an Arduino Uno microcontroller connected to a temperature probe. The Arduino was programmed to control one of two devices based on temperature readings. The first was a servo motor attached to the valve on an addition funnel, and the second was a solenoid valve connected to a reactant reservoir. While each option had pros and cons, both were functional and had similar performance.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Ryan Hayes, Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Mar 11th, 1:30 PM Mar 11th, 3:30 PM

P-29 Temperature and Feed Optimization in the Synthesis of PAMAM Dendrimers

Buller Hall 150

PAMAM dendrimer synthesis involves a very exothermic reaction, which poses a problem as low reaction temperatures must be maintained while reactant is manually added. This project sought to automatically control reactant input via temperature feedback using an Arduino Uno microcontroller connected to a temperature probe. The Arduino was programmed to control one of two devices based on temperature readings. The first was a servo motor attached to the valve on an addition funnel, and the second was a solenoid valve connected to a reactant reservoir. While each option had pros and cons, both were functional and had similar performance.