2020 Advanced Course of Step-growth Polymerization

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

This course introduces step-growth polymerization
This course provides an opportunity to learn about frontier researches in the fields related to polymer chemistry.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain polycondensation, polyaddition and addition-condensation.
2) Explain process chemistry for polymers


Step‐growth polymerization、Polycondensation、Polyaddition、Addition-condensation、Engineering plastic

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Lecture and excise

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 General introduction to polymer synthesis Explain the features of step-growth polymerization and chain polymerization.
Class 2 Polycondensation Explain polycondensation and engineering plastics.
Class 3 Polycondensation Explain polycondensation and engineering plastics.
Class 4 Polyaddtion Explain polyaddition, in particular polyurethane and network polymers.
Class 5 Addition-condensation Explain addition-condensation, particularly phenol resin.
Class 6 Addition-condensation Explain addition-condensation, particularly phenol resin.
Class 7 Process chemistry for polymers Explain process chemistry for polymers.
Class 8 Pespective Pespective

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Japanese text, see above.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge of polymer science and synthesis. Final exam 80%, exercise problems 20%.

Related courses

  • CAP.B315 : Organic Chemistry V (Carbonyl Compounds)
  • CAP.B316 : Organic Chemistry VI (Amines)
  • CAP.P311 : Polymer Chemistry III (Polymer Reactions)
  • CAP.P312 : Polymer Chemistry IV (Crosslinking Reactions)

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

You have already learned organic chemistry.

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Instructions for conducting the lecture will be posted on OCW.

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