Rings, Chains, Macromolecules and Extended Structures Based on Main Group Elements
Focus on the Elements B, Si, Sn, N, P, O and S
Homocatenation and Heterocatenation
Rings, Chains, Polymers and 2D and 3D Structures
The lecture notes are essentially self-contained, but some useful texts are as follows (these are not required for purchase). Other references will be given during the course.
1) Inorganic Chemistry, 4th Ed. Shriver and Atkins (2206)
2) Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd Ed. Greenwood and Earnshaw (1997)
Functional Macromolecules and Nanoscience (6 lectures)
1. Introduction to Polymeric Materials
2. Classification of Synthetic Routes to Polymers
3. Synthetic Control of Polymer Architectures
4. Functional Polymers
- Functional Organic Polymers
- Metal-Containing Polymers
- Polymers in Nanotechnology
The lecture notes are essentially self-contained, but some useful texts listed below (these are not required for purchase). Other references will be given during the course.
The first section of the course will rapidly cover basic material, which we will draw upon in later lectures. This is found in Odian or in basic polymer text books.
1) Principles of Polymerization , 4th Ed. George Odian (2204)
2) Synthetic Metal-Containing Polymers , Ian Manners, Wiley-VCH (2004)
3) Introduction to Soft Matter, Ian W. Hamley, Wiley (2000)
4) Designing the Molecular World, Philip Ball, Princeton (1994)
5) Nanochemistry - A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials, Geoff A. Ozin and André Arsenault, RSC (2005)