[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.
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.
Polymer synthesis, chain polymerization, living polymerization, block copolymerization, stereoregularity, polymers of special architectures, polycondensation, π-conjugated polymers
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|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|
Synthesis of polymers, Ed. Takeshi Endo, Japan, Kodansha, 2010. (Japanese)
Students will be assessed on exercise problems (50%) and a test (50%).