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CM3252 Polymer Chemistry 1

Physical Chemistry of Polymers

  1. Polymer Size and Conformations
  2. Thermodynamics of Mixtures
  3. Thermodynamics of Polymer Solutions
  4. Phase Behavior of Polymer Solutions

Analytical Chemistry of Polymers

  1. Characterization of Polymer Solutions – Osmotic Pressure & Viscometry
  2. Characterization of Polymer Solutions – Light Scattering and Dynamic Light Scattering
  3. Characterization of Polymer Solutions – Size Exclusion Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry

Materials Chemistry of Polymer

  1. Solid State Properties of Polymers – Glassy State
  2. Mechanical Properties & Processing of Polymers
  3. Solid State Properties of Polymers – Elastomeric and Crystalline State

CM2101 Physical Chemistry 2

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

  1. Electromagnetic Radiation
  2. Atomic Structure
  3. Wavefunction & Schrödinger Equation
  4. Atomic Orbitals


  1. Valence Bond Theory
  2. Molecular Orbital Theory

Introduction to Spectroscopy

  1. General Principles of Spectroscopy

Electronic Spectroscopy

  1. Principles of Electronic Spectroscopy
  2. Electronic Transitions in Atoms
  3. Electronic Transitions in Conjugated Molecules
  4. Electronic Transitions in Transition Metal Complexes
  5. Electronic Transitions in Semiconductors

Vibrational Spectroscopy

  1. Principles of Infrared Spectroscopy
  2. Fourier Transform
  3. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrum Analysis
  4. Principles of Raman Spectroscopy

Spin Resonance Spectroscopy

  1. Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  2. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrum Analysis
  3. Principles of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  4. Molecule Identification by Spectrum Analysis

CM5263 Advanced Inorganic Electronic Materials

Perovskite Semiconductors

  1. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  2. Principles of Semiconductor Materials
  3. Fundamentals of Perovskite Semiconductors
  4. Applications of Perovskite Semiconductors

Previous Modules

CM4258 Advanced Polymer Science

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry

  1. Step-Growth Polymerization
  2. Radical Chain-Growth Polymerization
  3. Anionic Chain-Growth Polymerization
  4. Cationic Chain-Growth Polymerization
  5. Coordination Polymerization

Controlled (Living) Radical Polymerization

  1. Initiator-Transfer-Terminator Polymerization (Iniferter)
  2. Stable Free-Radical Polymerization (SFRP)
  3. Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization (RAFT)
  4. Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP)

Other Living Polymerization Techniques

  1. Group Transfer Polymerization (GTP)
  2. Living Anionic Polymerization
  3. Living Cationic Polymerization
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