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Course unit
SCP9087652, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1174, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, 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 ORGANIC FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
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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

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

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

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry courses of the 1st cycle Degree:

nomenclature of organic molecules, organic functional groups
electrofile and nucleofile
basicity and acidity
addition reactions (alkenes)
nucleophilic substitution (alcohols, halogenated compounds)
Electrophilic aromatic substitution (reactions of aromatic compounds)
Pericyclic reactions
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 of such molecules and materials;
4) learn the structure-properties relationships
5) familiarize the student with the intermolecular forces important in organic bulk materials;
6) give the students an overview about the recent trends and applications of functional organic materials and about the working principle of the different devices.
Examination methods: Written exam.
six questions
two hours time
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.
Course unit contents: 1. Carbon nanostructures: Synthesis, properties, characterization and applications of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene
2. Semiconducting organic polymers: synthesis, properties, characterization, electronic structure, charge generation and transport, bandgap engeneering
3. Small organic molecules for organic electronics
4. Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDS), organic solar cells (OSCs) and organic field effect transistors (OFET)
5. Supramolecular materials
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of lectures, in-class assignments, group exercises, case studies (discussion of scientific literature). 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. In addition, for each topic a number of books available at the department's library will be indicated to the students.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mueller, Thomas, Functional Organic Materials - Syntheses, Strategies and Applications. --: --, 2007. formato elettronico Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Working in group
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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