Details of ID4210 (Spring 2020)

Level: 4 Type: Theory Credits: 4.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
ID4210 Polymer Chemistry Priyadarshi De,
Raja Shunmugam

1. Introduction: Nomenclature: IUPAC, Non-IUPAC, structure-based, and trade names
Exposure to important terminologies and definitions for example Molecular weight, size, glass transition temperature, crystallinity, etc.

2. Polymer Synthesis and characterization: Introduction to chemistry of polymerization- step, chain and miscellaneous polymerizations; Kinetics of polymerization; Various types of synthesis Anionic, Cationic, ATRP, ROMP, RAFT, Free radical polymerization; Polymer characterization; Chemical analysis of polymers; spectroscopic methods-IR, NMR, ESR; X-Ray Diffraction analysis; Microscopy; light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy and Electron Diffraction, Scanning electron microscopy; Thermal analysis; DSC, TGA; Physical testing; stress-strain properties in tension.

3. Applications of synthetic polymers: Importance; biological consideration, types of polymers- little emphasize on artificial heart, artificial skin, contact lenses, dental resins and essence of other important applications.

4. Physical aspects of polymers

5. Conducting polymers


Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Not Allowed
2 IP 4 Elective
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 8 Elective
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective