Dr. Robert T. Patterson

DrPatterson Dr. Robert T. Patterson, Adjunct Faculty at the University of Alaska Southeast-Sitka campus, has over eleven years of experience with chemical processes and product development with expertise in the synthesis and production of specialty EPM, EPDM, NBR and acrylate derived polymers. He also has experience in grafting and processing with co-rotating twin screw extruder. He has practical experiences with technical support for both sales and manufacturing. He produced 34m Tons of a new solvent, saved half man year in production cost for an established product by providing a new GC based analytical method that replaced an older HPLC method and also developed extruder based methods to access the impact of changes in manufacturing on the processing ability of oil additive polymers. He conducted research in area of RAFT (reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer) polymerization. He also developed new Ziegler-Natta third monomers.


He has many publications and few of them are ‘An Improved Interpretation of the Woodward-Hoffmann Rules’, ‘Schizophrenic Substituents: The Origin of Anomalous Substituent Effects on Cycloaddition Regioselectivities’, ‘Synthesis of an Azulene Lactone by an Intramolecular [6 + 4] Cycloaddition’, etc.

He has 2 patents namely

    • Development of Hydrogenation Catalysts for NBR Polymers; US 5,430,163; US 5,475,121, Eur. Pat. Appl. EP 467,468
    • Development of Solid Sheared Polymer Blends; US 5,391,167; US 5,451,630; US 5,451,636; Eur. Pat. Appl. EP 637,611


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