2016 Advanced Functional Polymer Materials I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Energy Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Tomita Ikuyoshi  Shishido Atsushi  Takeuchi Daisuke 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr1-2(G114)  
Group
-
Course number
ENR.H413
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the lecture]
This course focuses on comprehensive understanding of various characteristics and recent progress of synthetic method of polymers as well as design and synthesis of polymers used in energy-related research field. Students will have a chance to learn various polymerization methods utilized in energy-related research field, basic and recent progress in polymer synthesis by chain polymerization, polymers with special architectures, and basics and recent progress in synthesis by π-conjugated polymers.

[Aim of the lecture]
There have been developments in various polymer synthetic methods. Recently, precise control of molecular weight and stereoregularity of the polymer became possible. This course introduces basics and recent progress in polymer synthesis and how those polymer synthetic methods are utilized in design of new polymers from the viewpoint of application to energy-related research fields.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to
(1) explain the basics and recent progress in polymer synthesis.
(2) explain design and synthesis of the polymers utilized in energy-related research fields.
(3) explain how to design and plan synthetic methods for new polymer materials.

Keywords

Polymer synthesis, chain polymerization, living polymerization, block copolymerization, stereoregularity, polymers of special architectures, polycondensation, π-conjugated polymers

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the beginning of each class, solutions to exercise problems assigned during the previous class are reviewed. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Background of polymer synthesis in the energy-related research field Explain polymers used in energy-related research field from the viewpoint of polymer synthesis
Class 2 Polymer synthesis by chain polymerization: control of molecular weight Explain synthesis of polymers with controlled molecular weight by chain polymerization
Class 3 Polymer synthesis by chain polymerization: control of stereoregularity Explain synthesis of polymers with controlled stereoregularity by chain polymerization
Class 4 Polymer synthesis by chain polymerization: design of polymers based on living polymerization Explain design and synthesis of polymers by living chain polymerization
Class 5 Polymer synthesis by chain polymerization: application to energy-related research field Explain application of chain polymerization to the polymers used in energy-related research field
Class 6 Polymers with special architectures Explain various polymers with special architectures and their synthesis
Class 7 Synthesis of π-conjugated polymers by polycondensation: basics Explain basics of synthesis of π-conjugated polymers by polycondensation
Class 8 Synthesis of π-conjugated polymers by polycondensation: recent progress Explain recent progress in synthesis of π-conjugated polymers by polycondensation

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Synthesis of polymers, Ed. Takeshi Endo, Japan, Kodansha, 2010. (Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on exercise problems (50%) and a test (50%).

Related courses

  • ENR.H414 : Advanced Functional Polymer Materials II
  • ENR.A405 : Interdisciplinary Energy Materials Science 1
  • ENR.A406 : Interdisciplinary Energy Materials Science 2

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

Other

None.

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