Polymer materials show various characteristic properties as compared with those of organic compounds. In this course, we introduce these characteristic properties from the viewpoints of polymer synthesis, polymer structure, and physical properties of polymers by contrasting with those of organic compounds. Furthermore, we explain the relationship between organic chemistry and polymer science, and emphasize that polymer science is extremely important in our daily life.
This course provides the fundamental concept of polymer science to be an introduction for advanced courses of polymer science.
At the end of this course, students will get the general knowledge about polymer science. That is, they will be able to explain
1) the concept of polymer science
2) typical methods of polymer synthesis
3) structure and morphology formed in polymer substances
4) typical properties of polymer substances
Molecular weight, Molecular weight distribution, Degree of polymerization, Stereoregularity, Repeating unit, Sequence, Branching structure, Step-growth polymerization, Chain-growth polymerization, Polymer Reaction, Cross-linking, Conformation, Morphology, Physical properties
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The detailed contents of this course will be shown using blackboards or powerpoint slides on a projector. Students are sometimes given exercise reports related to the lecture.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Relation between organic chemistry and polymer chemistry||Understand the relation and difference between organic chemistry and polymer chemistry.|
|Class 2||Characteristics of organic compounds and polymers||Understand the similarity and difference in characteristics between organic compounds and polymers.|
|Class 3||Method of polymer synthesis based on organic chemistry (Condensation polymerization and Addition polymerization)||Understand the mechanisms of condensation polymerization and addition polymerization.|
|Class 4||Conformation of organic compounds and polymers||Understand the difference in conformation between organic compounds and polymers.|
|Class 5||Characteristics of organic crystals and polymer crystals||Understand the characteristics of organic crystals and polymer crystals.|
|Class 6||Characteristics of organic crystals and polymer crystals||Understand the difference in morphology formed between organic compounds and polymers.|
|Class 7||Typical properties of organic compounds and polymers||Introduce the typical physical properties of organic compounds and polymers.|
|Class 8||Review for study on typical synthetic methods and properties of polymers||Understanding the typical synthetic methods and physical properties of polymers.|
Reference: Hiromo Kitano et. al., "Polymer Chemistry", Sankyo Pub., 2007.
Reference: SPSJ ed. "Fundamental Polymer Science", Tokyo Kagaku Dojin Pub., 2006.
Students' course scores are evaluated on the basis of excise reports and exams, as described in RISHU ANNAI.
There are no requirements to take this course.