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SCP9087639, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1169, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CHEMISTRY OF ORGANIC MATERIALS
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
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 ENZO MENNA CHIM/06

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: General Organic Chemistry.
Target skills and knowledge: In this course students should:
a) familiarize with the structure of most common organic molecules in materials chemistry and with their synthetic strategies:
b) understand the principles that rule chemical reactivity of such molecules
c) learn the most recent applications of such molecules in the field of materials chemistry.
Examination methods: Oral exam. The student can choose either English or Italian language. During 20-30 minutes, the student will be asked to expose briefly and rigorously some topics and to make connections among involved topics.
Assessment criteria: Ability to correlate fundamental organic chemistry topics with the design, synthesis and characterization of the materials considered in the course.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures
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)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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