This course introduces the fundamentals and recent advances of polymer synthesis and polymer reaction. Students will learn the synthetic methods of polymers and polymer reactions. Moreover, this course provides an opportunity to learn about frontier researches in the fields related to polymer chemistry.
At the end of this course, students will be able to: 1) Explain the concepts of step- and chain-polymerizations. 2) Explain the fundamentals of polymer reaction. 3) Explain unique structured polymers. 4) Explain functional polymers.
Polymer synthesis, Polymer reaction, Polymer materials
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lecture and excise
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||General Introduction||General Introduction|
|Class 2||Polymer synthesis (step polymerization)||Explain polycondensation.|
|Class 3||Polymer synthesis (chain polymerization)||Explain chain polymerization.|
|Class 4||Polymer synthesis (living polymerization)||Explain living polycondensation.|
|Class 5||Polymer synthesis (unique structured polymers)||Explain synthesis and properties of unique structured polymers.|
|Class 6||Polymer reaction||Explain polymer reaction.|
|Class 7||Functional Polymer||Explain functional polymers.|
Fundamental Polymer Science (in Japanese) Tokyo Kagaku Dojin
From Monomer to Materials: Polymer Science (in Japanese) Maruzen Publisher
Exercises (50%) and Report (50%)
Fundamentals of organic chemistry and polymer chemistry.