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Course Code: 
MSN 360
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
Theoric: 
3
Practice: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to provide the students with a general knowledge on basic polymer chemistry, chemical structure, classification, mechanisms and kinetics of polymerization reactions, polymer processing techniques, engineering properties and application areas.
Course Content: 

COURSE CONTENT

Week

                                                     Topics

Study Materials

1

Basic definitions, polymer classifications, natural and synthetic polymers, chemical structures of polymers

Textbook and lecture notes

2

Molecular weight and molecular weight distributions, molecular weight determination methods

Textbook and lecture notes

3

Step-growth reaction polymerization - Condensation polymerization (Mechanism and kinetics)

Textbook and lecture notes

4

Addition reaction polymerization - Free radical polymerization (Mechanism and kinetics)

Textbook and lecture notes

5

Ionic and coordination polymerization, copolymerization

Textbook and lecture notes

6

Polymerization techniques (Batch, solution, suspension, emulsion polymerizations, polymerization in supercritical solvents)

Textbook and lecture notes

7

MIDTERM I

Textbook and lecture notes

8

Polymer structure and physical properties: Polymer morphologies, structure of crystal polymers

Textbook and lecture notes

9

Polymer structure and physical properties: Rheology: viscous flow, elasticity, viscoelasticity, glassy transition point ..

Textbook and lecture notes

10

Polymer structure and physical properties: Mechanical properties of crystalline polymers, crystalline melting point .

Textbook and lecture notes

11

Thermoplastics, elastomers, thermosets

Textbook and lecture notes

12

Engineering polymers and special polymers, polymer additives, polymeric composite materials

Textbook and lecture notes

13

Polymer processes (Molding, extrusion techniques, solution casting, coating techniques)

Textbook and lecture notes

14

Project presentations

Textbook and lecture notes

 
Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Homework, 3: Laboratory
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Midterm and Final exams, B: Homework, C: In-class practice

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