After completing the course the student will be able to:
- Understand the advanced methods used in polymer.
- Know the mechanisms of how these polymers are synthesized.
- Understand the role of polymers in bioconjugate systems.
- Translate the molecular shape of the polymer to the application of the bulk material.
The course Polymer Chemistry 2 will dive deeper into the field of polymer science. Advanced knowledge about polymerization mechanisms and polymer properties is combined with the kinetics, physics and application of these materials. The course is structured around the following themes:
- Current developments in Polymer Chemistry.
- Metal-Mediated polymerization. This includes coordination polymerization, such as Ziegler Natta chemistry and metathesis.
- Polymer therapeutics. This includes the current use of polymers for drugs and modification of biomolecules with polymers.
- Sequence controlled polymerisation. This includes co-polymerisation, design and synthesis of macromolecules with high control.
- Supramolecular polymerisation.
- Application of Polymers. This includes hydrogels and 3D printing.
NWI-SM019A Polymer Chemistry
Written examination (80%, minimum grade 5); In-depth Presentations (20%)|
Powerpoint lectures (Brightspace)
Research papers provided by a guest lecturer.
Young and Lovell, Introduction to Polymers 3rd edition.