15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Chemistry at least to A level plus basic computer literacy advisable

CHM6101 (or equivalent material)

Aims/Description: An optional unit covering recent developments in the synthesis and selected properties of polymers, especially functional polymers, with controlled chemical microstructures, and hence morphologies and chemical and physical properties. The unit concentrates particularly on recent developments in living polymerizations and sequential step-reaction methodologies and their use to prepare polymers with narrow molecular weight distributions, block and graft copolymers, dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers, and supramolecular assemblies of various types.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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