CHIM/05 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff

Office: Cittadella Universitaria - Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche - Edificio 1 - Viale Andrea Doria, 6; 95125, Catania
Phone: 0957385033
Office Hours: martedì e giovedì dalle 10.30 alle 12. Si consiglia di prenotare, causa eventuali concomitanze con attività istituzionali non programmate.

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to illustrate the mechanistic, kinetic and productive aspects of polymeric materials, correlating their chemical-physical properties with the molecular properties.


Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Course Structure

Frontal teaching

Detailed Course Content

Polymer structure: Nomenclature and Constitutional analysis; Structure-Property Relationship; Configurational analysis; microtatticity and NMR analysis; Conformational analysis of solid-state macromolecules and helical symmetries.

Molecular masses of polymers, the degree of polymerization and polydispersion. Main monomers for the synthesis of polymers.

Mechanisms and kinetics in the synthesis of polymers and copolymers obtained by means of step and chain polymerization, in a homogeneous and heterogeneous phase.

Polymer production processes and examples of industrial preparation. Notes on the most common polymeric materials.

Textbook Information

- lecture notes (available in the UNICT Studium platform)

- Fondamenti di scienza dei polimeri. AIM autori vari, Pacini Editore

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