Macromolecular chemistry

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide the basic knowledge necessary to tackle the study of polymer science. It will discuss the classic polymerization mechanisms that are used in the industrial synthesis of polymers. Particular emphasis will be given to their characterization, which presents peculiarities linked to their macromolecular nature. As laboratory practice, students will become familiar with the basic topics covered in the theoretical section.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge on the classical methods of synthesis of industrial polymers and on classical methods of determination of molecular weights.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
The section dedicated to the theoretical aspects of macromolecular chemistry will not change in content. The method of delivery will consist of lessons conducted synchronously in the hours provided by the teaching calendar using the MS-TEAMS platform. The lessons will be recorded and uploaded on the teacher's website on the ARIEL portal.
The laboratory experiences will be conducted in the presence of small groups of students (15 at most) in the timetable provided for in the teaching calendar. In order to facilitate the repetition of the experience, the number of experiences will be reduced to some extent. The laboratory tests will be recorded and the records uploaded on the teacher's ARIEL website.
Course syllabus
No foreseen variations
Prerequisites for admission
The prerequisites will not be changed.
Teaching methods
No foreseen variations
Teaching Resources
In addition to the reference textbooks, the instructor's note and the lectures' records will be available on the ARIEL website of the instructor.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Theoretical section:
The exam will be conducted orally, using the MS-TEAMS platform. Students will answer general questions and discuss different topics covered in the course.
Laboratory section:
Evaluation of the student's written reports on all laboratory experiences. Evaluation of the performance in laboratory in terms of commitment, critical judgment on the experiment progress and compliance to the safety rules.

The final score will be expressed with a number varying between 18 to 30 out of 30 and will be averaged over the scores received in the two course sections.
CHIM/04 - INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY - University credits: 6
Laboratories: 32 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Ranucci Elisabetta
Professor: Ranucci Elisabetta
Corso A
Professor: Ranucci Elisabetta
Corso B
Professor: Ranucci Elisabetta
Free time, preferable appointment by e-mail
Office 3rd floor Department of Chemistry