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.
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.