66202 - Advanced Organic Materials

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give students a complete overview on the main classes of organic materials, with particular relevance to their preparation, their chemical-physical properties and structure, and to their applications. In particular, students will be able to understand the connections between the chemical structure and the technological peculiarities of the most important organic materials such as dyes, luminescent and photochromic materials, organic electronics, liquid crystals. Competences will be acquired in the field of nanomedicine studying advanced materials such as gels and organic-inorganic hybrid nanostructured metallic systems.

Course contents

Suggestions: expertise in advanced organic chemistry, in particular synthesis and reactivity of the main functional groups, concerted reactions, heterocyclic aromatic compounds and coupling reactions.  Recommended course: Chimica Organica con Laboratorio M.

Course contents:

Chromogenic Materials

Color theory.

Definition, nature and synthesis of: Photochromic, Piezochromic and Elettrochromic Materials.

Molecular gels

Definition, examples and synthesis.

Organic Electronics:

Organic  materials as semi-conductors

Organic Light- Emitting Devices (OLEDs).  Hole-transporting, electron-trasporting and emissive layers. Blue-emissionTuning. synthetic strategies.

WOLEDs

Organic nanomaterials. Applications in nanomedicine.

Nanocellulose.

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures accompanied by exercises of application of the presented concepts

The course consists of lectures accompanied by exercises of application of the presented concepts
The course consists of lectures accompanied by exercises of application of the presented concepts
The course consists of lectures accompanied by exercises of application of the presented concepts

Assessment methods

The assessment of learning is through the only final exam which is supported at one of the six defined by the teacher during the academic year during exam sessions arranged by the program.

The final examination confirms the acquisition of the knowledge and skills expected by conducting an oral examination lasting about one hour.

The student tells the teacher a topic chosen from those discussed in class.

The teacher, at least one week before the exam, provides the student a recent article by the chosen literature.

During the oral exam, the student explain the article, also making use of a specially prepared presentation, with particular regard to the synthesis and properties of the compounds described.

Then a discussion follows on the  presented concepts and the theme of the article inspires to discuss the basic concepts common to all the topics covered in class.

The final assessment takes into account exposure article of the ability to discuss the general concepts

Teaching tools

Slides published on AMS campus.

Office hours

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