CHEM 773/7730 - Polymer Synthesis and Self-Assembly
Semester: Fall 2020Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
The course will introduce the synthesis and supramolecular chemistry of polymers. Living polymerization techniques for designed synthesis of block copolymers will be discussed first, including anionic and living free radical polymerization. Subsequently, we will discuss the assembling behavior of block copolymers in bulk and solution. This discussion includes how to design nanostructures and the potential applications of them as nanomaterial. Finally, we will learn the current research interests in the field of polymer synthesis and supramolecular chemistry
MaterialsNo texts or reading materials provided.
EvaluationNo evaluation provided.
Introduction (ca. 6-8 lectures)
Living polymerization and amphiphilic block copolymers
Block copolymer self-assembling behavior and self-assembled morphologies (ca. 8-10 lectures)
Crew-cut block copolymer micelle
Rod-coil block copolymer micelles
Crystalline block copolymer micelles.
Self-assembled nanomaterials (6-8 lectures)
Recent research topics in polymer synthesis and self-assembly (4-6)
- Tue: 8:30 am - 9:50 am in TBA
- Thu: 8:30 am - 9:50 am in TBA