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.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Basic Polymer Science, Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Tokyo Kagaku Dojin, ISBN9784807909629
Basic master series: Polymer Chemistry, Tadatomi Nishikubo Ed., Ohmusha, ISBN978-4-274-21000-6
The score was accumulatively evaluated by practice problems for confirming the level of understanding, reports, and final exams.
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).
Kotaro Satoh: satoh[at]cap.mac.titech.ac.jp
Contact by e-mail in advance to book an appointment.