Academic Year 2021/2022 - 2° Year - Curriculum Industria, Ambiente e Beni Culturali
Teaching Staff: Placido Giuseppe MINEO
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: CHIM/04 - Industrial chemistry
Taught classes: 35 hours
Laboratories: 12 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to illustrate the methodologies of synthesis and characterization, structural and functional, of polymers having programmed functionalities

Course Structure

frontal teaching


Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

Overview of polymer structures; constitutional, configurational and conformational analysis; correlation structure-properties

Overview on Classical and Living Radical Polymerization

Overview on Cationic and Anionic Polymerization

Polymerization via metathesis reactions

Structural and chemical-physical characterization of polymers

Molecular- Imprinting Polymers

Biodegradable polymers

Conductive polymers

Stimuli Responsive Polymers

Self-repairing polymers

Electroluminescent polymers

Polymers Actuators

Polymers for molecular recognition

Preparation of functional polymers by melt-mix processes

Textbook Information

- lecture notes (available in the UNICT studium platform: https://studium.unict.it/dokeos/2021/courses/22493/)

- Intelligent Macromolecules for Smart Devices From Materials Synthesis to Device Applications Authors: Dai, Liming - Springer

- Scientific Publications