2018 Advanced Polymer Assembly

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Serizawa Takeshi 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(H114)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.P414
Credits
1
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2018/3/20
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on polymeric assemblies, and gives an overview of preparation methods and their principles of polymeric assemblies based on various intermolecular interactions. Subsequently, assembled structures, physical properties, and functions of polymeric assemblies are outlined. Not only assemblies of polymers but also small-molecular assemblies, which apparently behave as polymeric assemblies, are included. Self-assembly in solutions, monolayers on water or solid surfaces, polyelectrolyte multilayers on solid surfaces, etc. are the topics of this course.
The aim of this course is to deeply understand preparation methods and their principles, assembled structures, physical properties, and functions of polymeric assemblies, and to gain ability to propose research ideas about polymeric assemblies.

Student learning outcomes

Students will gain the following abilities from this course.
1) Students can explain preparation methods and their principles of polymeric assemblies composed of small molecules or polymers.
2) Students can explain structures, physical properties, and functions of polymeric assemblies composed of small molecules or polymers.

Keywords

self-assembly, lipid bilayer, monolayer on water surface, Langmuir-Blodgett film, self-assembled monolayer, polyelectrolyte multilayer, intermolecular interaction

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Each class deals with a different topic and contains not only a lecture but also a 10-minute discussion. Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lipid bilayer (1) -Preparation method and principle Explain the preparation method and principle of lipid bilayer.
Class 2 Lipid bilayer (2) -Research example Explain the structures, physical properties, and functions of lipid bilayer.
Class 3 Monolayer on water surface (1) -Preparation method and principle Explain the preparation method and principle of monolayer on water surface.
Class 4 Monolayer on water surface (2) -Research example Explain the structures, physical properties, and functions of monolayer on water surface.
Class 5 Self-assembled monolayer -Preparation method and principle, and research example Explain the preparation method and principle, structures, physical properties, and functions of self-assembled monolayer.
Class 6 Polyelectrolyte multilayer (1) -Preparation method and principle Explain the preparation method and principle of polyelectrolyte multilayer.
Class 7 Polyelectrolyte multilayer (2) -Research example Explain the structures, physical properties, and functions of polyelectrolyte multilayer.
Class 8 Practice problems and interpretation for confirming the level of understanding Solve practice problems by accurate understanding of the above all lectures.

Textbook(s)

Not fixed.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Materials for this course are distributed.

Assessment criteria and methods

Level of understanding about preparation methods and their principles, structures, physical properties, and functions of polymeric assemblies is evaluated by examination (90%) and report (10%).

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)
  • CAP.P342 : Biopolymer
  • CAP.P343 : Industrial Polymer Chemistry

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

Not fixed.

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