2017 Advanced Course of Polymer Chemistry B

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Takata Toshikazu  Serizawa Takeshi  Otsuka Hideyuki  Ishizone Takashi 
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the lecture] In this lecture and Advanced Course of Polymer Chemistry A (CAP.P467) in 3Q, the fundamentals of polymer syntheses, polymer reactions, polymeric materials, and functional polymers will be explained in English. In addition, some of recently advanced subjects in the related fields are introduced.
[Aim of the lecture] Students understand the synthetic methods of target polymers and the functions of synthetic polymers.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students acquire the following ability:
(1) Ability to explain the fundamentals of polymer syntheses, polymer reactions, and functional polymers.
(2) Ability to explain the synthetic methods of target polymers.
(3) Ability to explain the functions of synthetic polymers.


polymer synthesis, polymer reactions, functional polymers, characterization, polymer assembly, material science.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

In each class, professors teach the fundamentals and frontier researches in each research field of polymer chemistry. Practice problems will be frequently carried out to confirm the level of understanding.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Polymer assembly-Introduction (Serizawa+Ishizone) Explain polymer assembly.
Class 2 Structure and function of polymer assembly (Serizawa) Explain structure and function of polymer assembly.
Class 3 Advanced polymer chemistry-Introduction (Takata+Otsuka) Explain advanced polymer chemistry.
Class 4 Helical and topological polymers (Takata) Explain helical and topological polymers.


To be announced

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced

Assessment criteria and methods

Practice problems and interpretation for confirming the level of understanding (examination: 80%), level of class participation (20%) (The level of class participation will be evaluated by discussion, brief examination in the lecture.)

Related courses

  • CAP.P211 : Polymer Chemistry I (Step-Growth Polymerization)
  • CAP.P212 : Polymer Chemistry II (Chain Polymerization)
  • CAP.P311 : Polymer Chemistry III (Polymer Reactions)
  • CAP.P467 : Advanced Course of Polymer Chemistry A

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

Students who are interested in polymer chemistry, material science, and chemistry. Students should simultaneously take a related lecture, Advanced Course of Polymer Chemistry A (CAP.P467) in 3Q, to acquire the desirable knowledge.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Toshikazu TAKATA: takata.t.ab[at]m.titech.ac.jp
Takeshi SERIZAWA: serizawa[at]polymer.titech.ac.jp
Hideyuki OTSUKA: otsuka[at]polymer.titech.ac.jp
Takashi ISHIZONE: tishizon[at]polymer.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment. The schedule of classes including Advanced Course of Polymer Chemistry A (CAP.P467) in 3Q will be announced by the middle of September.

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