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.
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.
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
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|Class 1||Chain-growth polymerization and step-growth polymerization||Explain the difference between chain-growth and step-growth polymerizations.|
|Class 2||Mechanism of chain-growth polymerization||Explain mechanism of chain-growth polymerization.|
|Class 3||Radical polymerization-1||Explain radical polymerization.|
|Class 4||Radical polymerization-2||Explain radical polymerization.|
|Class 5||Radical copolymerization||Explain radical copolymerization.|
|Class 6||Cationic polymerization||Explain cationic polymerization.|
|Class 7||Anionic polymerization||Explain anionic polymerization.|
|Class 8||Coordination polymerization||Explain coordination polymerization.|
Basic Polymer Science, Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Tokyo Kagaku Dojin, ISBN4-8079-0635-6
Basic master series: Polymer Chemistry, Tadatomi Nishikubo Ed., Ohmusha, ISBN978-4-274-21000-6
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.)
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).
Takashi Ishizone: tishizon[at]polymer.titech.ac.jp
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.