Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL ORGANIC MATERIALS
Code CHEM342
Coordinator Dr TO McDonald
Chemistry
Thomas.Mcdonald@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 7.5

Pre-requisites before taking this module (or general academic requirements):

CHEM241 Functional Organic Materials 

Aims

The aims of the module are to:
• To demonstrate the relationship between structure and properties of organic materials
• To provide students with an understanding of some of the advanced characterisation techniques used for organic materials.
• To outline how computation can be used to guide synthesis of functional organic materials.
• To examine some examples of cutting-edge research organic materials research underway at the Department of Chemistry


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will obtain an understanding of how functional organic materials are synthesised and structure/property relationships.

(LO2) Students will understand how to select appropriate characterisation techniques for organic materials.

(LO3) Students will be able to explain how computation can be used to accelerate the development of functional organic materials.

(LO4) Students will be able outline how to design materials for specific applications.

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Commercial awareness

(S3) Teamwork

(S4) Communication skills

(S5) Numeracy (application of) manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae)

(S6) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

13 lectures divided into 26 videos covering the core content of the module.


Syllabus

 

The syllabus consists of:
o Designing functionality into organic materials
o High performance/speciality polymers
o Responsive materials
o Porous materials
o Characterisation of organic materials

This content will build upon material covered by the students in CHEM241 (Functional organic materials).

In addition to the lectures, students will be required to undertake independent reading of the resources specified on reading list. These resources will primarily be journal review articles and leading publications (which will be made available on VITAL)


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   3

      13

16
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 59
TOTAL HOURS 75

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
online time-controlled written exam open book  1.5 hours + 1 hour f    90       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Group presentations recorded and uploaded for assessment (peer-moderated) There is no re-submission opportunity. These assignments are not marked anonymously.      10