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William H. Starnes, Jr. Homepage

Gottwald Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus

 

Consultant in Polymer Science and Chemistry

 

Editor-in-Chief (1998-2014), 

Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology 

 

Department of Chemistry

College of William and Mary

P. O. Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795 USA

Phone: (757) 221-2552

Fax: (757) 221-2715

E-mail: whstar@wm.edu

 

 

Physical organic chemist and polymer scientist with broad expertise in the degradation, stabilization, microstructure, polymerization mechan-isms, fire retardance, and smoke suppression of technologically important synthetic polymers, especially poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC). Also, extensive experience in air oxidation, antioxidants, free-radical chemistry, organic reaction mechanisms, and organic synthesis. Teacher of introductory and advanced courses in polymer science and organic chemistry.

Inventor of the Ester Thiol stabilization technology for PVC, which eliminates the need for stabilizers containing metals and was licensed, in part, for commercialization in 2005.

To view a complete curriculum vitae listing all publications, patents, and presentations, please click here for a pdf version. 

Please click here for the pdf version of a biographical profile published in 2009.