In this lecture, various living polymerizations and controls of primary structures of polymers will be explained. In particular, the mechanisms of living polymerizations, such as living radical, living cationic, living anionic, and living coordination polymerizations, will be treated.
Students learn that fundamentals and history of living polymerization and controls of primary structures of polymers. Students also acquire ability to explain the polymerization mechanism of living polymerization to synthesize end-functionalized polymers and block copolymers.
At the end of this lecture, students will acquire the following ability:
1) Ability to explain controls of primary structures of polymers.
2) Ability to explain the mechanisms of living polymerizations, such as living radical, living cationic, living anionic, and living coordination polymerizations.
3) Ability to explain the synthetic methods of end-functionalized polymers and block copolymers using living polymerizations.
Living polymerization, Primary structure, Living radical polymerization, Living anionic polymerization, Living cationic polymerization, Living coordination polymerization, Chain-growth polymerization, Addition polymerization, Ring-opening polymerization, Block copolymerization, End-functionalization, Initiation, Propagation, Termination, Chain transfer, Molecular weight, Molecular weight distribution, Tacticity, End-functionality
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This lecture will proceed in the following order: (1) Fundamentals of polymer synthesis, (2) Control of primary structures of polymer, (3) Explanation of various living polymerizations. On the last day, Practice problems will be carried out to confirm the level of understanding.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||General introduction of polymer synthesis||Explain the fundamentals of polymer synthesis.|
|Class 2||Control of primary structures of polymer||Explain the control of primary structures of polymer.|
|Class 3||Living radical polymerization 1: history of development||Explain the history of living radical polymerization.|
|Class 4||Living radical polymerization 2: fundamental reactions in polymerization||Explain the fundamental reactions in living radical polymerization.|
|Class 5||Living anionic polymerization||Explain living anionic polymerization.|
|Class 6||Living cationic polymerization||Explain living cationic polymerization.|
|Class 7||Group transfer polymerization (GTP), Immortal polymerization, Ring-opening metathesis polymerization||Explain group transfer polymerization (GTP), immortal polymerization, ring-opening metathesis polymerization.|
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.
Nothing to specify.
Basic master series: Polymer Chemistry, Tadatomi Nishikubo Ed., Ohmusha, ISBN978-4-274-21000-6
One point 2, Precision Polymerization II: Ionic, Coordination, Ring-Opening, Step-Growth Polymerization, SPSJ、ISBN-13: 978-4320044364
Practice problems and interpretation for confirming the level of understanding (80%), level of class participation (20%) (The level of class
participation will be evaluated by discussion, brief examination in the lecture.)
The condition of the study will not be made, but it is desirable to study Organic Chemistry I (Alkanes) (Chemical Science and Engineering), Organic Chemistry II (Alkenes), Organic Chemistry III (Aromatic Compounds), Organic Chemistry IV (Nucleophilic Substitution), Chemistry V (Carbonyl Compounds), Chemistry V (Amines), Polymer Chemistry I (Step-Growth Polymerization), and Polymer Chemistry II (Chain-Growth Polymerization).
Takashi Ishizone: tishizon[at]polymer.titech.ac.jp
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.