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Following completion of this module the students will be expected to
i) demonstrate knowledge of polymerisation methodologies that involve the use of transition metal alkyl and carbene compounds,
ii) understand features of early and late transition metal catalysts in olefin polymerisation chemistry.
iii) describe polymerisation processes that are important in academia and industry
iv) explain transition metal - promoted polymerisation processes that involve linear olefins, strained cyclic olefins and enyne compounds.
v) outline ring-opening polymerisations with polymer chain growth in one and more directions.
demonstrate knowledge of olefin/carbon monoxide alternating copolymerisations.
vi) rationalize reaction mechanisms, polymer stereochemistry, structural analysis, polymer morphology and the relationship between structure and thermo-mechanical properties of polyolefin compositions that are obtained via transition metal catalysis.
vii) understand the concepts behind lithium ion batteries, MOFs and perovskite-type photovoltaics.
xviii) demonstrate a knowledge of network topology and describe topolgies using Schlafli notation
ix) demonstrate an understanding of structure=-property relationships in the solid state
x) demonstrate knowledge of and predict the structure and bonding of main group compounds (using VSEPR, Wade’s rules etc.)
xi) explain how Lewis acid and basic main group species can be used to enhance reactivity and describe the concept and application of Frustrated Lewis pairs.
xii) predict and explain the reactivity of low- and high-valent main group species.
xiii) show how NMR spectroscopy can be used to elucidate the structure of main group compounds and explain and predict the properties of NMR spectra.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
This module is intended for students in the final year of an Honours Chemistry degree program or post graduate students in a Chemical discipline. Other students wishing to take this module must have a comparable background in chemistry and must consult the School.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: various assessments over the semester||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: End-of-term written examination, may be performed using online means.||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Summer||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
The class will be given the correct answers to the continuous assessment exercises after they have done the exercises and typical errors/mistakes observed will be outlined and discussed.
|Dr Tom Hooper||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Tony Keene||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Eoghan McGarrigle||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor James Sullivan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Fri 12:00 - 12:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Mon 12:00 - 12:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Thurs 12:00 - 12:50|