Techniques for the Synthesis and Characterisation of Polymers

Course Information
TitleΤΕΧΝΙΚΕΣ ΣΥΝΘΕΣΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΧΑΡΑΚΤΗΡΙΣΜΟΥ ΠΟΛΥΜΕΡΩΝ / Techniques for the Synthesis and Characterisation of Polymers
CodeΚ407
FacultySciences
SchoolChemistry
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40002712

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma CΗīmeías (2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 51
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
THEŌRĪTIKĪ CΗĪMEIA KAI CΗĪMIKĪ EKPAIDEUSĪOptional Courses745
CΗĪMIKĪ ANALYSĪ-PERIVALLON-ĪLEKTROCΗĪMEIAOptional Courses745
CΗĪMIKĪ SYNTHESĪ-VIOCΗĪMEIA KAI VIOEFARMOGESOptional Courses745
CΗĪMIKĪ TECΗNOLOGIA KAI VIOMĪCΗANIKĪ CΗĪMEIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)745

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600188366
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
In order for a student to successfully attend this course, knowledge of macromolecular chemistry is required, which is offered by the respective course. Also, since this is mainly a laboratory course, general knowledge and skills of using laboratory equipment are required, as well as the necessary familiarity with a chemical laboratory.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. synthesize a polymer by various techniques, such as mass polymerization, solution, suspension, or emulsion. 2. Understand the peculiarities that exist in polymer synthesis either by the step or chain polymerization mechanism. 3. Distinguish by simple chemical processes different types of polymers as well as different types of fibers. 4. Carry out laboratory measurements of properties of polymers, such as their average molecular weight, etc.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Perform the following laboratory exercises: 1. Preparation of nylon-6,10 (with interphase polymerization and the cord technique). 2. Preparation of polyurethane foam (use of commercial products from construction materials). 3. Synthesis of poly(methyl methacrylate) by emulsion polymerization technique and free radical mechanism. 4. Synthesis of Thiokol-A synthetic elastomer by suspension polymerization technique and step polymerization. 5. Preparation of urea-formaldehyde resin. Preparation of thermosetting resin and its use as an adhesive. 6. Identification of textile fibers. Identification by chemical tests and by burning different types of natural and synthetic fibers. 7. Determination of the number average molecular weight in a linear polyether. Analysis of end groups (hydroxyl) and their use in the calculation of the average molecular weight of a polymer. 8. Determination of the viscosity average molecular weight of the polymer. Use of capillary tube viscometers to measure the intrinsic viscosity of the polymer and then determine the average molecular weight. 9. Bibliographic exercise. Familiarity with bibliographic search sources for a polymer. Presentation of its preparation methods, properties and applications.
Keywords
Synthesis of polymers, characterization of polymers, fibers
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Description
Use of computers and the internet in the presentation of the laboratory experiments.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures130.5
Laboratory Work301.2
Reading Assigment532.1
Project130.5
Written assigments130.5
Exams30.1
Total1255
Student Assessment
Description
1. Skills, attention and interest during the execution of laboratory exercises. 2. Delivery of a notebook with the laboratory exercises, with the necessary calculations and the results of the measurements. 3. Delivery and presentation of a short bibliographic exercise. 4. Written examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γ.Π. Καραγιαννίδης, Ε.Δ. Σιδερίδου, Σύνθεση και Χαρακτηρισμός Πολυμερών. Εργαστηριακός οδηγός. Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1999
Last Update
16-03-2021