It is essential to learn synthetic methods of polymers for polymer science and engineering. In fact, polymerization capabilities of monomers and initiator species are different depending on chemical structures of monomers. Furthermore, polymerization conditions and mechanisms are also different depending on combinations of monomers and initiators. Chain polymerization is a universal concept on synthesis of vinyl polymers. The purpose of this course is to learn "radical polymerization", "radical copolymerization", "cationic polymerization", "anionic polymerization", and so forth. For students at the other graduate majors, this course provides opportunity to learn about frontier researches in the fields of polymer chemistry.
Chain polymerization is an essential method to synthesize vinyl polymers from vinyl monomers, and many general purpose polymers are synthesized by chain polymerization. This course explains fundamental subjects of polymer synthesis by chain polymerization for students who do not have backgrounds of polymer science and engineering.
Students will have following abilities from this course.
1) Students can explain chain polymerizations by radical, cationic, anionic, and metal compound initiators.
2) Student can explain methods to regulate molecular weights and their distributions of polymers and to introduce functional groups to polymer chain ends.
chain polymerization, radical polymerization, radical copolymerization, cationic polymerization, anionic polymerization, living polymerization, coordination polymerization, ring-opening polymerization
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each lesson deals with a different topic and contains not only a lecture but also 10-minute discussion or practice.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||What is chain polymerization?||Explain the essence of chain polymerization.|
|Class 2||Radical polymerization||Explain monomer and initiator species for radical polymerization and their polymerization mechanisms.|
|Class 3||Radical copolymerization||Explain monomer and initiator species for radical copolymerization and their polymerization mechanisms.|
|Class 4||Cationic polymerization||Explain monomer and initiator species for cationic polymerization and their polymerization mechanisms.|
|Class 5||Anionic polymerization||Explain monomer and initiator species for anionic polymerization and their polymerization mechanisms.|
|Class 6||Living polymerization||Explain monomer and initiator species for living polymerization and their polymerization mechanisms.|
|Class 7||Coordination and ring-opening polymerizations||Explain monomer and initiator species for coordination and ring-opening polymerizations, and their polymerization mechanisms.|
|Class 8||Examination and its explanation||Understand all through examination and its explanation.|
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Materials for this class are distributed.
Level of understanding is evaluated by examination (50%) and report (50%).
This lecture will be opened simultaneously at the Ookayama and Suzukakedai campuses.