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Course unit
SC01122969, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1174, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ORGANIC FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MIRIAM MBA BLAZQUEZ CHIM/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 10 15.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 a.a. 2017/18 20/04/2010 30/11/2018 MBA BLAZQUEZ MIRIAM (Presidente)
MAGGINI MICHELE (Membro Effettivo)
MANCIN FABRIZIO (Membro Effettivo)
MENNA ENZO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry courses of the 1st cycle Degree
Target skills and knowledge: Organic materials have a vast variety of functions and properties that can be tailored by controlling molecular structure. In this course molecular structure-properties/function relationship will be studied.
The aims of the course are: 1) familiarize the student with the structure of organic molecules commonly used in materials science. 2) familiarize the students with the chemistry of such molecules and give them the tools for their design and synthesis; 3) familiarize the students with the methods of characterization; 4) give the students an overview about the recent trends and applications of functional organic materials.
Examination methods: Written
Assessment criteria: Ability to explain the correlation between molecular structure and properties of functional materials. Ability to apply their knowledge of organic chemistry to the design and synthesis of organic molecules for materials science. Ability to explain how to assess the properties of the functional materials (characterization).
Course unit contents: 1. Carbon nanostructures: fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene
2. Organic molecules for photovoltaics (semiconductiving polymers, carbon nanostructures, bandgap engineering)
3. Organic molecules for non-linear optics
4. Organic molecules for electroluminescent materials (OLEDS)
5. Supramolecular soft materials
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of lectures, in-class assignments, group exercises, case studies. Teaching will be carried out using the blackboard and slides.
Additional notes about suggested reading: references from literature, pdf files of scientific papers and pdf files of lecture slides will be provided
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)