2016 Organic and Polymer Chemistry

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Sakai Etsuo 
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Mon1-2(S7-202)  Thr1-2(S7-202)  
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Course description and aims

This course is an introduction to the field of polymer science, providing an overview of the synthesis, structure and properties of polymers. In addition, this course is to explain topics of high performance polymers and functional polymers and natural polymeric compounds and bio-polymers.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1)Explain the basic reaction in polymer synthesis.
2)Describe the structures of polymers.
3)Explain the basic concept of polymer solution
4)Explain the relation between the structures and properties of polymers.
5)Describe the various properties of polymers.
6)Explain high-performance polymers and functional polymers.
7)Explain bio-polymers.


Polymer, Structure, Synthesis, Properties. High performance polymers, Functional polymers ,Bio-polymers, natural polymeric compounds,

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Explain using slides.
Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Study about introduction of polymer,history and types of polymer.
Class 2 Molecuar structure of polymer Explain chemical structures and the configiration of polymers
Class 3 Solid ste of polymer Explain the micro-structure, crystal structure and relationship between structure and properties of polymers.
Class 4 Polymer in solution Study to theory of polymer solution and size of polymer and thermodynamic for polymer solution.
Class 5 Polymer molecular weight Study about calculation of molecular weigiht, mass analysis,gel permeation chromatography
Class 6 Polymer synthesis (poly-condensation, poly-addition, addition-condensation) Study about reaction of poly-condensation, poly-addition and addition-condensation.
Class 7 Polymer synthesis (Radical polymerization) Study about dynamics of radical polymerization, com-polymerization.
Class 8 Polymer synthesis (Ionic Polymerization) Explain anionic and cationic polymerization, co-ordination polymerization and living polymerization.
Class 9 Achievement test To examine as "feed-back".
Class 10 Properties of polymer Explain physical properties of polymer, creep, stress relaxation, rubber elasticity.
Class 11 Properties of poymer Explain thermal properties, opitical properties and electric properties of polymers.
Class 12 High-performance polymers Explain forming processing, heat-resistant polymers, high strength-elasticity polymers.
Class 13 Functional polymers Explain high performance commodity plastics, composite materials, conductive polymers,recycle of plastics.
Class 14 Polymer reactions and biomacromolecules Explain polymer reaction, natural polymeric compounds, biopolymers
Class 15 Review Brush up  on this course


Course materials are provide during class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Non required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on midterm and final exams(90%) and attendance(10%).

Related courses

  • None

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

Non prerequisites

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Etsuo Sakai
esakai[at]ceram.titech.ac.jp, 03-5734- 3368

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