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Michael R. Van De Mark
Director, Missouri S&T Coatings Institute
2203 USBM #2
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0010
Texas A&M University, Ph.D. 1976.
Polymer/Organic Electrochemistry, Coatings, Corrosion.
Our current research interests involve synthetic and molecular modeling studies on new phthalocyanine pigment systems. These may exhibit better catalytic activity as well as unique conductivity properties. We are also involved in continuous efforts to elucidate the mechanisms involved if "Flash Rusting" when water borne products such as latex paint is applied to ferrous substrates. Use of spectrophotometric analysis, time laps photography, conductivity measurements and AA are giving us clues as to the mechanism and ways to prevent the corrosion process. In addition, we are also pursuing the synthesis of water reducible 3-5 nanometer diameter polymer particles and their potential uses.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Cynthia J. Riddles, Wei Zhoa, Hua-Jung Hu, Michael R. Van De Mark, "Colloid unimolecular polymers (CUPs) synthesized by random copolymerization of MMA/MAA," Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 52(2), 232-233 (2011).
Mandar Behave, Catherine E. Hancock, Michael R. Van De Mark, "Near zero VOC low viscosity colloidal unimolecular polymer (CUP) epoxy hardener," PMSE Preprints (2011).
Minghang Chen, Michael R. Van De Mark, "Rheology studies on colloidal unimolecular polymer (CUP) particles in absence and presence of NaCl," Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 52(2), 336-337 (2011).
Kiarash A. Shooshtari, Sagar V. Gade, Michael R. Van De Mark, "Synthesis of sterically hindered polyamine for slow curing polyurea coatings," PMSE Preprints, 105 (2011).
Emerentiana Sianawati, Jigar K. Mistry, Michael R. Van De Mark, "Ironing out stains: chelating compounds evaluated as flash rust inhibitors," European Coatings Journal, (12), 35-39 (2008).
Michael R. Van De Mark, Kathryn D. Sandefur, Katherine A. Durham, "Paint," Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (5th Edition), 18, 54-76 (2006).
Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, Michael Van De Mark, "Michael addition of amines to acrylates: macrocycle formation," Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 42, 487-488 (2001).
Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, Michael R. Van De Mark, "Factors affecting amine-acrylic Michael addition as reactive diluents and polymer synthesis," Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 42, 458-459 (2001).
N. Jiratumnukul, Michael R. Van De Mark, "Preparation of glycol esters of soybean oil fatty acids and their potential as coalescent aids in paint formulations," Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 77, 691-697 (2000).