[ 497EPMSFUPV19 ] VL Functional Polymers

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1,5 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Chemistry Yolanda Salinas Soler 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Polymer Chemistry 2019W
Objectives Comprehensive overview of functional polymers, understanding of modern synthetic methods and design of novel polymeric structures of interest.
Subject 1. Functional Polymers - Introduction

2. Controlled Radical Polymerization

  • Fundamentals of Controlled/living Radical Polymerization (CRP), Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP), Nitroxide-mediated Polymerization (NMP), Reversible/Addition Fragmentation chain Transfer polymerization (RAFT) and Nanostructured functional materials.

3. Click Chemistry

  • General remarks, Thiol-ene and Thiol-yne click chemistry, Copper-catalyzed ‘Click’ Chemistry for Surface Engineering, Diels–Alder Cycloaddition and Multifunctional Network Polymers, Copper-free click chemistry, Nanomaterials and click chemistry.

4. Functional and reactive polyolefins

  • Preparation of functional polyolefins and applications.

5.Functional polymers for interesting applications

  • Functional polymers as chemical sensors and biomedical tools.
Criteria for evaluation Exam
Methods Lecturer. Questions allowed.
Language English
Study material • Desk reference of functional polymers: Syntheses and applications, American Chemical Society, 1997. • Advanced literature from newer research published literature.
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture 497WPMSFUPV10: VL Functional Polymers (1,3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment