NWI-MOL422
Polymer Chemistry 2
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-MOL422
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Moleculaire Wetenschappen;
Lecturer(s)
PreviousNext 2
Lecturer
dr. P.A. Korevaar
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Lecturer
dr. K. Neumann
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Lecturer
S.J. Rijpkema
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. D.A. Wilson
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Coordinator
prof. dr. D.A. Wilson
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Academic year2022
Period
KW4  (10/04/2023 to 31/08/2023)
Starting block
KW4
Course mode
full-time
RemarksNew course in 2022-2023
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
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.
Content
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.
  • Depolymerisation.
  • Supramolecular polymerisation.
  • Application of Polymers. This includes hydrogels and 3D printing.

Instructional Modes
Level
Master
Presumed foreknowledge
NWI-SM019A Polymer Chemistry
Test information
Written examination (80%, minimum grade 5); In-depth Presentations (20%)
 
Specifics
Reader
Powerpoint lectures (Brightspace)
Articles
Research papers provided by a guest lecturer.
Book
Young and Lovell, Introduction to Polymers 3rd edition.
 
Required materials
Reader
Hand-outs and lecture notes (handed out during the course)
Articles
research papers

Recommended materials
Book
Young and Lovell, Introduction to Polymers 3rd edition. Walton and Lorimer, Polymers, Oxford Chemistry Primers, Oxford University Press

Instructional modes
Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

Presentation
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tutorial
Attendance MandatoryYes

Remark
Blackboard required
Mandatory to attend 5/7 exercise classes

Tests
Exam
Test weight8
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW4, Block KW4

Presentation
Test weight2
Test typePresentation
OpportunitiesBlock KW4