This course focuses on better understand about the fundamentals of polymer chemistry and polymer physic and related lectures, based on the excerise of the topics.
Students will have the chance to tackle practical problems by applying knowledge acquired through this course.
At the end of the first half of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain several topics related to polymer.
2) Have an understanding of polymer and based on this, solve basic problems related to polymer.
3) Read documents related to polymer science in English.
At the end of the second half of this course, students will be able to:
1)Explain the conformation and the molecular weights.
2)Explain how the polymer chain expansion is correlated with the excluded volume effect.
3)Explain the construction of Flory-Huggins theory.
4)Explain how the solution properties depend on the concentration.
5)Explain the properties of polyelectrolytes.
Stepwise polymerization, Chain polymerization, Polymer conformations, Flory-Huggins theory, Excluded volume effect, Polyelectrolytes
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
(For Saito Class) Towards the end of class, students must solve the problems assigned on that day's class. Nominated students present the answer. The students must familiarize them selves with topics described in the required learning section before coming to class. Attendance is taken in every class.
(For Satoh Class) Students must solve the fundamental and important problems. Nominated students present the answeｒ.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Structure of polymers - Primary structure and molecular weight -||Explain the primary structure, the stereoregularities and the molecular weights.|
|Class 2||Intrinsic properties of polymer chain - Chain models and excluded volume effects -||How is the chain expansion correlated with the excluded volume effect?|
|Class 3||Polymers in solution - Theoretical treatments -||Explain mixing of polymers with solvents in terms of the thermodynamics.|
|Class 4||Concentrated polymer solution, polymer blend and polyelectrolytes||Explain the concentration dependence of the intermolecular interaction and the compatibility conditions. Explain properties of polyelectrolytes.|
|Class 5||Stepwise polymerization: Polycondensation||Use the exercise problems to better understand the reaction mechanisms and the characters of polymers synthesized by the topics covered, and evaluate one’s own progress.|
|Class 6||Stepwise polymerization: Polyaddition reaction||Use the exercise problems to better understand the reaction mechanisms and the characters of polymers synthesized by the topics covered, and evaluate one’s own progress.|
|Class 7||Chain polymerization: Radical and ionic polymerization||Use the exercise problems to better understand the reaction mechanisms, molecuar weighr desgin, analysis of polymerization rate, composition of copolymers of polymers synthesized by the topics covered, and evaluate one’s own progress.|
|Class 8||Ring opening polymerization||Use the exercise problems to better understand the reaction mechanisms and the characters of polymers synthesized by the topics covered, and evaluate one’s own progress.|
Course materials are provided during class. The course materials of Saito class are also uploaded on OCW-i.
The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, ed., Kiso Kobunshi Kagaku (Intoduction to Polymer Science), 2006, Tokyo: Tokyo Kagaku Dojin, ISBN :978-4-8079-0635-2 (Japanese)
(For Saito Class) Students' course scores are based on the results of exercise problems.
(For Satoh Class) Students' knowledge of the corresponding area and presentation skill.
Students must have successfully completed following lectures or have equivalent knowledge.
* Polymer physics I. Polymer physics II, Polymer chemistry I, Polymer chemistry II.