This curricular unit was elaborated in order to provide an introduction about new tecnologies of polymerization and their application in the development of new polymeric materials with high value. Special attention will be paid to living radical polymerization methods.The objectives of this curricular unit are based on acquisiton of knowledge/basic competencies that allow the synthesis of polymeric materials with controlled structure.
Introduction to curricular unit; objectives, syllabus, teaching methodology and calendar, methods and evaluation standards, task description, main bibliography. Introduction, definitions and classification of polymers. Introduction to living radical polymerization methods (ATRP, NMP, DCT and RAFT). Applications in the area of biomaterials and coatings. Scale-up strategies.
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence to solve problems; . Competence in understanding the language of other specialists; . Competence in autonomous learning; . Self-criticism and self-evaluation; . Knowledge of a foreign language; . Capacity of decision; . Competence to communicate with people who are not experts in the field; . Initiative and entrepreneurial spirit; . Research skills; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Bibliography of reference
Stevens, M.P. Polymer Chemistry - An Introduction. 3rd ed, Oxford University Press, 1999.
Fried, J.R. Polymer Science and Technology, 2nd ed. Prentice Hall PTR, 2007.
Cowie, J.M.G.; Arrighi, A. Polymers: Chemistry and Physics of Modern Materials, 3rd edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2008.
Matyjaszewski, K. Advances in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization, 1st edition, ACS Symposium Series 854, 2003.
Oral exposition class ? Theoretical concepts will be explained using audiovisual support materials (mainly powerpoint). Whenever feasible some demonstrations will be performed in the class room.
Practical Lectures ? Examples of industrial processes and research projects
Doubt sessions/extra classes ? Whenever required by the students doubt session or extra classes can be scheduled.
Special seminars ? Whenever possible seminars can be scheduled. An renowned specialist will be invited to give a lecturer about specific topics of interest in the scope of this class.
- Sala equipada com meios audiovisuais - Sala com recursos computacionais -Laboratório equipado para realizar trabalhos práticos de preparação e caracterização dos novos materiais poliméricos