2019 Advanced Polymer Synthesis II

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Konishi Gennichi 
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Course description and aims

This lecture, followed to Advanced Polymer Synthesis I, will introduce advanced researches on polymer synthesis. At first ring-opening polymerization as is placed between addition polymerization and step polymerization, will be explained with emphasis on the meaning and usefulness.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the mechanisms of both addition and step-growth polymerizations from viewpoint of organic chemistry.
2) Explain the mechanisms and characteristics of lring-opening polymerizations.
3) Explain the supramolecular and structure-unique polymers and their synthetic methods.


step-growth polymerization, addition polymerization, ring-opening polymerization, and topological polymer

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

In the lecture, characteristics on ring-opening polymerization in detail. Researchers working on most advanced research works on supramolecular polymers will be introduced along with their meaning in polymer science, while student will present his/her search result on supramolecular polymers during the lecture. Additional explanation and related important meanings of the research will be discussed.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 New polymer synthesis Explain the outline of recent polymer synthesis.
Class 2 Condensation polymerization I (Polycondensation and poly addition) Explain the polycondensation and poly addition.
Class 3 Topological Polymer Explain a few examples ofTopological Polymers.
Class 4 Topological Polymer Explain a few examples ofTopological Polymers.
Class 5 Topological Polymer Explain a few examples ofTopological Polymers.
Class 6 Topological Polymer Explain a few examples ofTopological Polymers.
Class 7 Supramolecular polymer Explain a few examples of supramolecular polymers.
Class 8 Synthesis and physical properties of polymer with special structures Explain the characteristics and meaning of supramolecular polymers and polymers with special structures.


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Assessment criteria and methods

Students’ course scores are based on (1) examination (60%) and (2) report (40%).

Related courses

  • CAP.P411 : Advanced Polymer Synthesis I
  • CAP.B211 : Organic Chemistry I (Alkanes) (Chemical Science and Engineering)
  • CAP.B212 : Organic Chemistry II (Alkenes)
  • CAP.B213 : Organic Chemistry III (Aromatic Compounds)
  • CAP.B214 : Organic Chemistry IV (Nucleophilic Substitution)
  • CAP.B315 : Organic Chemistry V (Carbonyl Compounds)
  • CAP.B316 : Organic Chemistry VI (Amines)

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

No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.

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