Course Title : Polymer Chemistry I

Code 71300
Course Year 3rd year
Term
Class day & Period
Location
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Mitsuo Sawamoto and

Course Description

Based on the courses "Fundamental Polymer Science I and II" (covering polycondensation and radical polymerization), this course is to discuss the concepts and the characteristics of coordination, stereospecific, ionic (anionic and cationic), ring-opening, and living polymerizations. Examples are provided for initiators, monomers, reaction mechanism, polymerization intermediates, and produced polymers.

Grading

Written Examination

Course Goals

To discuss fundamental aspects of polymer chemistry, particularly the fundamental nature of polymers and their synthesis (polymerization reactions).

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Coordination Polymerization 2 To discuss: The fundamentals of coordination and Ziegler-Natta polymerizations, including ring-opening metathesis polymerization, and the relation between catalyst design and polymerization mechanism.
Stereospecific Polymerization 2 To discuss: The fundamentals of stereospecific polymerization, polymer characterization therein, and the relation between polymer steric structure and polymerization mechanism.
Study Achievement Test (1) 1 To examine as "feed-back": The achievement of studying in the subjects that have already been discussed (coordination and stereospecific polymerizations).
Anionic Polymerization 3 To discuss: The fundamental of anionic polymerization, including initiators, monomers, their structure–reactivity relationships, elementary reactions, kinetics. and reaction mechanisms.
Cationic Polymerization 3 To discuss: The fundamental of cationic polymerization, including initiators, monomers, their structure–reactivity relationships, elementary reactions, kinetics. and reaction mechanisms.
Ring-Opening Polymerization 1 To discuss: The fundamental of ring-opening polymerization, including initiators, monomers, their structure–reactivity relationships, elementary reactions, kinetics. and reaction mechanisms.
Living Polymerization 2 To discuss: The definition and examples of "living" polymerization, including initiators, catalysts, monomers, their structure-reactivity relationships, elementary reactions, kinetics, and reaction mechanisms
Study Achievement Test (2) 1 To examine as "feed-back": The achievement of studying in the subjects that have already been discussed (ionic and living polymerizations).

Textbook

None in particular. PDF files of slides that are to be shown at the course lectures will be uploaded into the course website, and it is strongly recommended for students to download these materials for review and self-learning.

Textbook(supplemental)

"Fundamentals in Polymer Science", Tokyo Kagaku Dojin:

Prerequisite(s)

Fundamental Polymer Science I (2nd year, 2nd term) and Fundamental Polymer Science II (3rd year, 1st term)

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