3.034 Organic and Biomaterials Chemistry
Focuses on the chemistry and chemical structure-property relationships of soft synthetic and biologically derived materials. Topics include methods for preparing synthetic polymers by step and chain growth polymerizations; polymerization reaction kinetics; chemistry of proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides and lipids, and their incorporation into biomaterials and biosensors; enzymatic reactions and ligations; chemical modification and patterning of organic and inorganic surfaces using organosilane and self-assembled monolayer chemistries, radiation grafting, physisorption and microcontact printing; organic systems as templates for inorganic materials; sol gel syntheses, polymer precursor conversions, polymer vesicle naroreactors; chemical degradation of soft materials through readition, hydrolysis, and thermolysis; electroactive organic materials. Firsthand application of lecture topics through design-oriented experiments.
This class has 3.012 as a prerequisite.
3.034 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by R. Macfarlane.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 4-153.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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