Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K7110030 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 高分子合成化学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Synthetic Polymer Chemistry
シオノ タケシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues3-4,Fri3-4:ENG 116
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture with a text book. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Chemistry
Eligible Students Graduate students in 3rd year and past fiscal year.
Keywords polymer synthesis, polymerization,SDG_12 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Program of Applied Chemistry
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Wide range of basic knowledge on liberal arts and specialized education, and professional basic knowledge on chemistry.
・Advanced technical knowledge of applied chemistry.
・The conception ability based on logical thinking supported by basic and technical knowledge.

Program of Chemical Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Definite learning of basic chemistry and chemical engineering and cultivation of application ability
chemical basis. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Polymer materials are widely used in our daily life.  In this lecture, synthetic procedures of polymers are explained according to the following categories: polycondenzation, polyaddition, radical polymerization, anionic polymerization, cationic polymerization, coordination polymerization, etc. 
Class Schedule lesson 1 Characteristics of polymers
lesson 2 Classification of polymers and origin of polymerization degree and polydispersity
lesson 3 Polycondenzation(1): principle
lesson 4 Polycondenzation(2): typical polymers synthesized by polycondenzation
lesson 5 Polyaddition: principle and typical polymers synthesized by polyaddition
lesson6 Radical polymerization(1): principle
lesson 7 Radical polymerization(2): principle of copolymerization, monomer reactivity ratio, and Q-e theory
lesson 8 Ionic polymerization(1): anionic polymerization
lesson 9 Ionic polymerization(1): cationic polymerization
lesson 10 Coordination polymerization(1): princple
lesson 11 Coordination polymerization(2): examples
lesson 12 Coordination polymerization(3): characteristics of stereoregular polymers and their formation mechanism
lesson 13 Ring-opening polymerization
lesson 14 Natural polymers
lesson 15 Chemical reaction of polymers

Mid-term and end-term examinations
Report at the end of term 
Text: Polymer Synthetic Chemistry (Japanese) by Shohei Inoue, Syokabo. 
PC or AV used in
Text and PC 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Preparation. careful reading of the text book before each lesson.
Brushup. Lesson 3 - 5, investigate the polymers produced by condenzation polymerization:  Lesson 6 - 7, investigate the polymers produced by radical polymerization:  Lesson 8 - 9, investigate the polymers produced by ionic polymerization:  Lesson 10 - 12, investigate the polymers produced by coordination polymerization:  Lesson 13, investigate the polymers produced by ring-opening polymerization: lesson 14, investigate the polymers produced by ring-opening polymerization: lesson 14, compare synthetic natura lpolymers: lesson 15, investigate the polymers produced by applying polymer reactions 
Grading Method Mid-term and end-term examinations (40 % each)
Report at the end of term (20 %) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Office hours: 16:50 - 18:20 on Thursday 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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