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|
The detailed contents of the classes will be delivered using Zoom. Every time, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve.
|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.|
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.
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.