INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (2° MODULE)

INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (2° MODULE)

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Code
66448
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 9020 Industrial Chemistry (LM-71) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Industrial Chemistry)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to give knowledges about the polymerization methods and the characterization of polymer materials.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities (lectures and activities in the laboratory) and the individual study will allow the student to:

- know in depth the main polymerization techniques and be able to experimentally carry out some syntheses;

- identify and know how to use the main types of polymer characterization techniques;

- understand the potentiality and the limits of the methods of instrumental characterization;

- acquire a correct scientific terminology for the study of macromolecular chemistry.

Teaching methods

Lectures in order to prepare the lab and frequency of the laboratory. Copies of slides presented in class will be available on AW and can be used as a basis for the study. The slides can only be a reference for the study of the topics, to be added to the frequency of the lessons or the study of texts.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Synthesis of polymers in bulk and emulsion. Purification of monomers and initiator; correlation between synthetic parameters as monomer and initiator concentration etc. with molecular weight and yield of polymers.

Fractionation of polymers.

Molecular characterization, as viscosimetric, thermal and spectroscopic measurements of synthesized polymers. Study of mixing of polymers. Measurement of superficial properties of polymeric films, by determination of contact angle.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

S.R. Sandler, W. Karo, J.A. Bonesteel, E.M. Pearce. Polymer Synthesis and Characterization, Academic Press, New york

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Daily by appointment

Exam Board

ORIETTA MONTICELLI (President)

MAILA CASTELLANO

SILVIA VICINI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures in order to prepare the lab and frequency of the laboratory. Copies of slides presented in class will be available on AW and can be used as a basis for the study. The slides can only be a reference for the study of the topics, to be added to the frequency of the lessons or the study of texts.

LESSONS START

SINCE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVIDE A DEFINITIVE LESSON SCHEDULE NOW DUE TO THE COVID EMERGENCY AND PROVISIONS RELEASED BY UNIGE CONCERNING THE TEACHING ACTIVITY IN PHASE 3, WE STRONGLY RECCOMMEND THAT STUDENTS FREQUENTLY VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES FOR AN UPDATE

https://corsi.unige.it/9020/p/studenti-orario;

https://chimica.unige.it/node/390

 

Anyway the course will start around 10 November 2020

EXAMS

Exam description

The final evaluation will be considered the following weights for the various examination parts: 30% for the oral examination, 30% for the laboratory skills and 40% for the laboratory reports.

The oral examination is conducted by two professors. They will verify the achievement of the learning outcomes and when these are not met, the student is invited to extend the study. To ensure uniformity between the examination topics and those actually carried out during the course, a detailed program is illustrated in the AulaWeb page, so that students themselves can verify adherence.

 

Assessment methods

Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of depth of each topic will be given during the lessons.

Both through the reports of the laboratory experiences and through the oral examination, the student's ability to discuss critically on the course topics, to elaborate the concepts presented in class and to integrate the information coming from the various topics by a personal study will be assessed. The ability to describe the main polymer synthesis and characterization techniques in a clear way and with a correct scientific terminology will be evaluated; the quality of the oral presentation will be considered.