Academic Year 2019/2020 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 12
Scientific field
  • CHIM/06 - Organic chemistry
  • CHIM/02 - Physical chemistry
Taught classes: 56 hours
Laboratories: 48 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • MODULO 1

    The target of the class is to provide to the students the cultural background to design the synthesis of functional organic nanostructures

  • Organic Nanostructures

    The course aims to offer the student specific skills in the field of nanosciences with particular reference to the characterization of organic nanostructures.

    The training is mainly aimed at the development of cognitive skills concerning the basic theoretical principles to be transferred to the technical / practical level, by means of appropriately designed laboratory experiences.

    In particular, the achievement of the following skills is the primary training objective:

    - ability to conceive and manage complex micro- and nano-systems

    - correlation capacity between the nanometric characteristics of the organic structures and the functional properties deriving from them

    - technical-scientific context and transversal capacities related to the characterization of nanostructured organic systems.

Course Structure

  • MODULO 1

    Lectures and exercises

  • Organic Nanostructures

    The course is structured in two sections. The first part of classroom​ lectures and the second part of experimental laboratory activities

Detailed Course Content

  • MODULO 1

    Organic nanostructures: bottom-up approach

    Design of supramolecular structures. Self-assembly.The directional bonding and the weak-link approach.

    Polymerization methodologies.Cross-coupling and metathesis reactions. Supramolecular polymers. Supramolecular capsules. Nanostructures for drug delivery.

    Organic structures in molecular electronics: Oled and solar cells.

  • Organic Nanostructures
    1. Introduction to nanoscience
    2. High Tech organic nanosystems
    3. Patterning of nanostructures
    4. Organic nanostructures characterization
    5. Photo- and electric- properties of organic nanostructures
    6. Laboratory experiments

Textbook Information

  • MODULO 1
    1. J.L. Atwood, J.W. Steed “Organic Nanostructures”, 2008 Wiley & VCH Verlag GmbH – Co. KGaA, Weinheim- ISBN: 978-3-527-31836-0.

    2. P. Wyatt, S. Warren “Organic Synthesis-Strategy and Control” , 2007, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

    3. S. Warren “Designing Organic Syntheses”, John Wiley &Sons

  • Organic Nanostructures

    1. Educational material and lession's notes
    2. Handbook of Nanoscopy. Gustaaf van Tendeloo, Dirk van Dyck, Stephen J. Pennycook, Wiley
    3. Electrons in molecules: from basic principles to molecular electronics. Jean-Pierre Launay and
    Michel Verdaguer, Oxford University Press
    4. An Introduction to Surface Analysis by XPS and AES. John F. Watts, John Wolstenholme, Wiley
    5. ToF-SIMS: Surface Analysis by Mass Spectrometry. John C. Vickerman and David Briggs,