Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CHE308
Module Title: Introduction to Polymer Chemistry
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module introduces the basic aspects of polymer synthesis, polymer properties, and polymer characterization.
Learning outcomes 
A name common monomers and polymers

B understand the basic synthetic routes of step growth, chain growth polymerization and ‘living polymerization’

C discuss the methods available for the characterization of synthetic polymers

D understand the relationship between polymer structure and physical properties

E discuss the different methods available for synthesizing dendritic polymers
Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and tutorials
• Polymer and monomer nomenclature

• Addition polymerization - 'Living' and controlled polymerizations

• Step-growth polymerization

• Dendritic and branched polymer synthesis

• Polymer properties - Polymer microstructure and architecture

• Polymer characterization

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13    7      55  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 80.00
2 Coursework 20.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/3/2020 1:18:09 AM