2020 Advances and Applications in Polymer Science I

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Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Tomita Ikuyoshi  Inagi Shinsuke 
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on the synthesis of functional polymers including pi-conjugated polymers, organometalluc polymers, and inorganic polymers. This course also facilitates students' understanding of applications of these polymers. For students at the other undergraduate majors, this course provides opportunity to learn advanced science and technology as well as fundamentals in the fields of polymer science.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) explain the syntheic method and appications of pi-conjugated polymers.
2) explain the synthesis and reaction of organometalli polymers.
3) explain the features of organic-inorganic hybrid materials.


pi-Conjugated polymer, organometallic polymer, reactive polymer, inorganic polymer, organic-inorganic hybrid material, polymeric catalyst

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Fundamentals of functional polymers Explain the features of functional polymers.
Class 2 Synthesis of pi-conjugated polymers Explain the synthesis of pi-conjugated polymers by transition metal-catalyzed polymerization.
Class 3 Applications of pi-conjugated polymers Explain the features and applications of pi-conjugated polymers.
Class 4 Organometallic polymers Explain the organometallic polymers and coordination polymers.
Class 5 Inorganic polymers Explain the features of inorganic polymers.
Class 6 Organic-inorganic hybrid materials Explain the characteristics of organic-inorganic hybrid materials.
Class 7 Summary and Examination

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on exercise problems (30%) and a test (70%).

Related courses

  • CAP.P372 : Advances and Applications in Polymer Science II

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

No prerequisites.

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