2016 Polymer Chemistry II (Chain Polymerization)

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Ishizone Takashi 
Course component(s)
Lecture     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr3-4(S422)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.P212
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

In this lecture, various chain-growth polymerizations including addition polymerization of vinyl monomers and ring-opening polymerization of cyclic monomers will be explained. In addition, the mechanisms of radical, cationic, anionic, and coordination polymerizations will be treated.
Students learn that fundamentals of chain-growth polymerization and polymers obtained by chain polymerization. Students also acquire ability to explain the polymerization mechanism of chain-growth polymerization in addition to that of step-growth polymerization.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this lecture, students will acquire the following ability:
1) Ability to explain chain-growth polymerization including addition polymerization of vinyl monomers and ring-opening polymerization of cyclic monomers.
2) Ability to explain the mechanisms of radical, cationic, anionic, and coordination polymerizations.
3) Ability to explain the difference between chain-growth polymerization and step-growth polymerization.

Keywords

Chain-growth polymerization, Step-growth polymerization, Radical polymerization, Ionic polymerization, Copolymerization, Anionic polymerization, Cationic polymerization, Coordination polymerization, Ring-opening polymerization, Living polymerization, Initiation, Propagation, Termination, Chain transfer, Molecular weight, Molecular weight distribution, Tacticity, End-functionality

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This lecture will proceed in the following order: (1) fundamentals of chain-growth polymerization, (2) radical polymerization, (3) ionic polymerization. On the last day, Practice problems will be carried out to confirm the level of understanding.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Chain-growth polymerization and step-growth polymerization Explain the difference between chain-growth and step-growth polymerizations.
Class 2 Radical polymerization Explain radical polymerization.
Class 3 Radical copolymerization Explain radical copolymerization.
Class 4 Cationic polymerization Explain cationic polymerization.
Class 5 Anionic polymerization Explain anionic polymerization.
Class 6 Coordination polymerization Explain coordination polymerization.
Class 7 Ring-opening polymerization Explain ring-opening polymerization of cyclic monomers.
Class 8 Living polymerization and practice problems and interpretation for confirming the level of understanding Solve practice problems by accurate understanding of the above all lectures.

Textbook(s)

To be announced.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Basic master series: Polymer Chemistry, Tadatomi Nishikubo Ed., Ohmusha, ISBN978-4-274-21000-6

Assessment criteria and methods

Practice problems and interpretation for confirming the level of understanding (90%), level of class participation (10%) (The level of class
participation will be evaluated by discussion, brief examination in the lecture.)

Related courses

  • CAP.P211 : Polymer Chemistry I (Step-Growth Polymerization)
  • CAP.B211 : Organic Chemistry I (Alkanes) (Chemical Science and Engineering)
  • CAP.B212 : Organic Chemistry II (Alkenes)
  • CAP.B213 : Organic Chemistry III (Aromatic Compounds)

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

The condition of the study will not be made, but it is desirable to study Organic Chemistry I (Alkanes) (Chemical Science and Engineering), Organic Chemistry II (Alkenes), Organic Chemistry III (Aromatic Compounds), Polymer Chemistry I (Step-Growth Polymerization).

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

Takashi Ishizone: tishizon[at]polymer.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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