2022 Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering I

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Yokozawa Tsutomu  Uchiyama Masanobu 
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Course description and aims

[Outline] In this lecture, we will comprehend the fundamental properties and reactivities of substances at the atomic / molecular level, advanced chemical technology systems on the design and conversion of useful substances including macromolecules, and chemistry In order to train people, researchers active at the forefront of Applied Chemistry field introduce research results from basic to applied.
[Objective] We aim to acquire a broad knowledge of researchers who are active at the forefront of applied chemistry field concerning research from basic to applied.

Student learning outcomes

Learn the following abilities by taking this lecture.
(1) It can explain basic properties and reactivity of substances at atomic / molecular level. (2) Explain the advanced chemical technology system on the design and conversion of useful substances. (3) Explain a wide range of knowledge from basic to applied research.


Basic properties, atoms / molecules, materials, chemical technology, applied chemistry

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Two lecturers will give intensive lectures in a hybrid manner with on-site and zoom for two days each. First half: Dr. Masanobu Uchiyama : Practical computational chemistry for experimental chemists, and second half: Dr. Tsutomu Yokozawa: Polycondensation that proceeds by chain polymerization.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 1-1 An Introduction to practical computational chemistry for experimental chemists 1-2 How to combine theoretical calculations and experimental chemistry -with some research examples- 1-3 How to explore the unexplored chemical space?ーEncounter, coincidence, obsession, and challengeー 2-1. Polycondensation that progresses through chain polymerization (polyamide/polyether) 2-2 Polycondensation that progresses through chain polymerization (π-conjugated polymer) 2-3 Selective synthesis of telechelic condensation polymers using reversible exchange reactions (1)Explain the types and characteristics of quantum chemical calculations (2)Explain trends in reaction chemistry using computational science (3)Explain how to control molecular weights in polycondensation (4)Can explain the outline of synthesis methods of telechelic condensation polymer


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance will be checked in every class. Full attendance is required in principle. Course score will be based on the reports evaluation.

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  • CAP.P431 : Elements of Polymer Science I
  • CAP.P511 : Advanced Polymer Reactions
  • CAP.P413 : Advanced Course of Step-growth Polymerization
  • CAP.I426 : Introduction to Polymer Science
  • CAP.I423 : Advanced Organic Materials Chemistry

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

No prerequisites.

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