2020 Polymer Chemistry III (Polymer Reactions)

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Otsuka Hideyuki 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed3-4(S422)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.P311
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/6/15
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Course description: This course focuses on the fundamentals of polymer chemistry, mainly for the undergraduate students, who major in the Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology. In particular, this course focuses on the polymer reactions except cross-linking reactions for the undergraduate students, who have learned fundamentals of organic chemistry and polymer synthesis. Also, this course focuses on ring-opening polymerization and living polymerization.
Course aims: Through this course, students can understand the definition and fundamentals of polymer reactions except cross-linking reactions in the field of polymer chemistry. Also, students can understand the definition and fundamentals of ring-opening polymerization and living polymerization.

Student learning outcomes

This course focuses on the fundamentals of polymer chemistry, mainly for the undergraduate students, who major in the Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology. By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain (i) the classification and characteristics of polymer reactions and (ii) the mechanism and examples of intramolecular and intermolecular polymer reactions.
2) Explain (i) the mechanism and examples of side-chain and chain-end functionalization of polymers and (ii) the synthetic methods of polymer architectures by polymer reactions.
3)Explain (i) the mechanism and examples of artificial and natural polymer catalysts and (ii) the degradation and recycling of polymers from the viewpoint of polymer reactions.
4) Explain (i) the characteristics of ring-opening polymerization and living polymerization and (ii) the mechanism and examples of ring-opening polymerization and living polymerization.

Keywords

Polymer Reactions, Intramolecular Reactions, Intermolecular Reactions, Side-chain Modification of Polymers, Chain-end Modification of Polymers, Polymer Architectures, Polymer Catalysts, Degradation of Polymers, Recycling of Polymers, Ring-opening Polymerization, Living Polymerization

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The detailed contents of the classes will be shown on the blackboard or projected PowerPoint slides. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve. To prepare for class, students should read the course schedule section and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Ring-opening Polymerization Understand the mechanism and examples of ring-opening polymerization
Class 2 Living Polymerization Understand the mechanism and examples of living polymerization
Class 3 General Introduction to Polymer Reactions Understand the definition and fundamentals of polymer reactions
Class 4 Classification and Characteristics of Polymer Reactions Explain the classification and characteristics of polymer reactions
Class 5 Intramolecuar and Intermolecuar Polymer Reactions Understand the mechanism and examples of intramolecuar and intermolecuar polymer reactions
Class 6 Side-chain and Chain-end Functionalization of Polymers Polymer Architectures by Polymer Reactions Understand the mechanism and examples of side-chain and chain-end functionalization of polymers Explain the synthetic methods of polymer architectures by polymer reactions
Class 7 Artificial and Natural Polymer Catalysts Degradation, and Recycling of Polymers Understand the mechanism and examples of artificial and natural polymer catalysts Explain the degradation and recycling of polymers from the viewpoint of polymer reactions

Textbook(s)

Not available

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Principles of Polymerization, 4th Edition, George Odian ISBN: 978-0-471-27400-1

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge of polymer reactions and their ability to apply them to problems will be assessed.
Final report 80% and exercise problems 20%.

Related courses

  • CAP.P201 : Polymer Science
  • CAP.P211 : Polymer Chemistry I (Step-Growth Polymerization)
  • CAP.P212 : Polymer Chemistry II (Chain Polymerization)
  • CAP.P312 : Polymer Chemistry IV (Crosslinking Reactions)
  • 93212100532016

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

Students must have successfully completed both Organic Chemistry I-IV and Polymer Chemistry I-II or have equivalent knowledge.

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