Academic Year 2018/2019 - 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 object of this course is to understand the methodologies relative to the design, synthesis and characterization of organic functional nanostructures.

    In particular, the main topics will be:

    • "irreversible covalent synthetic" methodologies, necessay to build click-chemistry bonds or new C-C bonds
    • "reversible covalent synthetic" methodologies, such as the formation of ester or imine bonds
    • "non-covalent synthetic" methodologies, such as the formation of hydrogen bonds, metal coordination or van der Walls interactions

    Spectroschopic techniques necessary to the characterization of organic nanostructures will be discussed.

  • 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

    Lessons in classroom and in laboratory

  • 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
    • Bottom-up approach
    • Self-assembly process
    • Covalent synthetic methodologies
    • Non-covalent synthetic methodologies
    • Supramolecular methodologies
    • Characterization of organic nanostructures
    • Nanostructured optoelectronic materials
    • Supramolecular polymers
    • Nanostructured Soft-Matter
  • 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
    4. Scientific articles
  • 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,