14MIMF19 - Synthesis of Functional Polymers

Course specification
Course titleSynthesis of Functional Polymers
Study programmeMaterial Engineering
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      ConditionОблик условљености
      The goal1. Introduce students to the molecular structure of polymers, method of synthesis and properties, and application of the most important functional polymers. 2. Acquisition of basic knowledge about the mechanism and kinetics of stepgrowth, chain and living radical polymerization. 3. Introduction to the performance technique of stepgrowth and chain polymerization. 4. Consideration the dependence of the properties and applications of functional polymers on their molecular structure.
      The outcome1. Students acquire basic knowledge about the mechanism and kinetics of chain and stepgrowth polymerization. 2. Students acquire basic knowledge of the methods of chemical reactions on polymer substrates and nanoparticles. 3. Students have mastered the knowledge about the influence of the molecular structure of polymers and methods of synthesis on their macroscopic properties. 4. Students acquire basic knowledge about the synthesis of polymers, which will allow them to follow the development of new functional polymeric materials, and methods of their preparation and application.
      Contents of lecturesLectures: Basic concepts, definitions and nomenclature of functional polymers. Classification of functional polymers. The mechanism and kinetics of polymerization. Also non-standard ways of initiating and carrying out polymerization are presented. Techniques of stepgrowth and chain polymerization. Selected topics considering application of functional polymers include: conductive polymers, electro-optic polymers, water-soluble polymers, biopolymers, biodegradable polymers, temperature-sensitive and pH-sensitive hydrogels, liquid-crystalline polymers.
      Contents of exercisesExperimental exercise: It is envisaged that the student should do five experimental exercises, and choose between: Polymerization of styrene in emulsion. Polymerization of methyl methacrylate in the suspension. Synthesis of biodegradable polyesters by ring-opening of heterocyclic monomers. Preparation of polymeric microspheres for controlled drug release process by emulsion solvent evaporation method. Synthesis of heat-sensitive hydrogel microparticles by inverse emulsion polymerization. Synthesis of functionalized hyperbranched polymers. .
      1. S. M. Jovanović, J. Đonlagić, "Hemija makromolekula", TMF, Beograd, 2004
      2. Ј. Djonlagić, "Hemija Makromolekula-praktikum", TMF, Beograd, 2007.
      3. G. Odian, Principles of Polymerization, 4th Edition, McGRaw-Hill, New York, 2004.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures, exercises, homeworks
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lectures10Test paper50
      Practical lessons20Oral examination