Academic Year 2017/2018 - 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

  • Organic nanostructures

    Provide to the student a sensibility turned to synthetic strategies to obtain opportunely functionalized molecular structures both for the inorganic surface anchor and the molecular electronic.

  • Organic Nanostructures

    The course is divided into frontal lessons and laboratory experience.The course aims to provide students with theoretical-practical knowledge of chemical and physical properties of condensed matter at nanosized dimension, of characterization techniques, and of some devices based on organic nanostructures. Students will be able to fabricate and characterize, with simple experiments, nanostructured materials for applications in electronics and catalysis.
    Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic physical chemistry.

Detailed Course Content

  • Organic nanostructures

    Coupling C-C reactions through organometalic strategies: Gilman, Suzuki, Stille, Hech, ecc. New double bond formation through alkene metathesis (ROMP, CM, RCM, ecc.). Top-down and bottom-up approach for the nanodevice and nanomachines construction. Light-matter interaction. Molecular electronic and photonic: advantages in the use of small organic molecules instead of inorganic clusters. P and n organic semiconductors. Organic electroluminescence in thin film: use of low weight molecules and polymeric systems (OLED). Design of organic materials able to substitute traditional optoelectronic components. Analysis ands comment of recent scientific publication on the course topic.

    Design, synthesis and characterization (1H-, 13C-NMR, MS) of organic molecules opportunely functionalized for anchoring on inorganic surfaces, comparison of photo physical properties in solution and in solid phase.

  • Organic Nanostructures

    Possible forms of nanostrutured materials. Methods of synthesis and preparation of nanomaterials by physical route. Spectroscopy and Microscopy techniques for matter investigation. Defects in solids. Mechanical, optical and electronic properties of condesed matter at nanosized dimension. Examples of technological applications of nanostructures.

    Laboratory Experiences: colloidal dispersions (organic-inorganic hybrids), 2D systems (graphene and graphene oxide), hybrid graphene oxide-salen(Me), realization of an Organic Light Emitting Diode device -OLED

Textbook Information

  • Organic nanostructures

    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

    Testi di riferimento: S.Elliott: The physics and chemistry of solids (J.Wiley) - J.I.Gersten, F.W.Smith: The physics and chemistry of materials - C.Kittel: Introduction to solid state physics