Module Catalogues

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry

Module Title Introduction to Polymer Chemistry
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

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