CHEMISTRY OF ORGANIC MATERIALS

Second cycle degree in CHEMISTRY

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: ENZO MENNA

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: General Organic Chemistry.
Examination methods: Oral
Course unit contents: The course program covers main application fields for advanced organic materials.
Each application will be discussed with regard to:
- theoretical bases required to understand how the material works
- different chemical classes of materials
- different kind of structures (polymers, oligomers, molecules, supramolecular systems and nanostructures)
- synthesis and characterization of structures
- structure-property relationships (e.g. effect of the substituent, of the supramolecular organization, …)
- device fabrication techniques (e.g. thin layer deposition, self assembly of systems, …)
- example of application both at research and commercial level.

According to such scheme, the following topics will be considered in particular:
- Fullerenes, nanotubes and other carbon nanostructures
- Organic photovoltaic devices
- Organic electroluminescent materials (OLED)
- Supramolecular polymers
- Self assembled layers of organic molecules
- Organic molecules for non-linear optics
- Advanced biomimetic materials: dry adhesives (gecko effect) and self healing materials.
- Structural organic materials: main classes of plastic and engineering polymers, their application, synthesis and properties.