2019 Advanced Polymer Reactions

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Otsuka Hideyuki 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(S515)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.P511
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

This course is mainly targeted at graduate students in the Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology. Students can acquire specialized knowledge in polymer chemistry, especially polymer reactions. This course targeted at students who have already taken basic courses related to organic chemistry and polymer chemistry, the instructor lectures about specialized knowledge and cutting edge research related to controlled step-growth polymerization and polymer reactions.
Students get an understanding of specialized knowledge and cutting edge research related to controlled step-growth polymerization and polymer reactions through this course, thereby acquiring continuous knowledge stretching from the basics to the expert level.

Student learning outcomes

Students will be able to do the following by taking this course.
1) understand and explain the different types and features of controlled step-growth polymerization and polymer reactions.
2) explain the principle and examples of cutting edge controlled step-growth polymerization.
3) explain the principle and examples of cutting edge polymer reactions.

Keywords

Controlled step-growth polymerization, Polymer reactions, Cross-linking reactions, Click reactions, Polymer architectures

Competencies that will be developed

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

The detailed contents of the classes will be shown using blackboards or powerpoint slides on a projector. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve. At the beginning of each class, solutions to exercise problems that were assigned during the previous class are reviewed.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 General Introduction to Polymer Synthesis and Polymer Reactions Understand the definition and fundamentals of polymer synthesis and polymer reactions
Class 2 Introduction to Controlled Step-growth Polymerization Explain the definition and fundamentals of controlled step-growth polymerization
Class 3 Control of Sequence, Functional Groups, and Molecular Weights in Polycondensation Understand the mechanism and examples of control of sequence, functional groups, and molecular weights in polycondensation
Class 4 Controlled Polyaddition Understand the mechanism and examples of controlled polyaddition
Class 5 Classification and Characterization of Polymer Reactions Explain the classification and characteristics of polymer reactions
Class 6 Advanced Polymer Reactions Understand the mechanism and examples of advanced polymer reactions such as the polymer reaction based on click reactions
Class 7 Polymer Architectures by Advanced Polymer Reactions Explain the synthetic methods of polymer architectures by advanced polymer reactions.
Class 8 Summary and Exercises Summarize the contents of this course and solve some exercise problems on controlled step-growth polymerization and advanced polymer reactions

Textbook(s)

To be announced.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge of polymer reactions and their ability to apply them to problems will be assessed.
Final exam or final report 80% and exercise problems 20%.

Related courses

  • GRC.B104 : Introduction to Polymer Chemistry
  • CAP.P211 : Polymer Chemistry I (Step-Growth Polymerization)
  • CAP.P212 : Polymer Chemistry II (Chain Polymerization)
  • CAP.P311 : Polymer Chemistry III (Polymer Reactions)
  • CAP.P312 : Polymer Chemistry IV (Crosslinking Reactions)

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

Students must have successfully completed both Organic Chemistry I-IV and Polymer Chemistry I-IV or have equivalent knowledge.

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