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Supramolecular Chemistry (Supramolecular chemistry and supramolecular materials)

Module CH1214

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Chemistry.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

CH1214 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
120 h 30 h 4 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

"1) An introduction to Supramolecular Chemistry, Self-assembly, Supramolecular Materials and Molecular Machines.
2) Supramolecular chemistry; Nobel Prize in 1987
3) Basics: Molecular non-covalent interactions
4) Basics: Thermodynamics
5) Catenanes, rotaxanes and knots
6) An introduction into the self-assembly of molecules.
7) Self-assembly: Amphiphiles
8) Self-assembly: Peptides
9) Self-assembly: Liquid Crystals
10) Non-equilbrium self-assembly: energy landscapes of self-assembly
11) Non-equilbrium self-assembly: active self-assembly
12) Supramolecular Materials: self-assembly into structures with function.
13) Supramolecular Materials: self-assembled hydrogels
14) Molecular machines; Nobel Prize 2016
15) Exam"

Learning Outcome

"After successful participation in this course the student must be able to:
- Recall and understand the non-covalent interactions between molecules.
- Recall and understand the thermodynamic driving force involved in assembly of supramolecular structures.
- Molecularly design an amphiphile
- Molecular design a self-assembly peptides
- Molecularly design liquid crystals
- Recall functions of self-assembled structures
- Recall mechanisms involved in molecular machines.

Preconditions

Basic knowledge in organid and physical chemistry

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

TypeSWSTitleLecturer(s)Dates
VO 2 Supramolecular Chemistry Boekhoven, J. Fri, 14:00–16:00, CH 53301
and singular or moved dates

Learning and Teaching Methods

The course “Supramolecular chemistry and supramolecular materials” will consist of 14 lectures and a written exam of 1.5hr. The teaching material will be supplied in the form of (digital) slides. Addition information can be found in the recommended reading.

Media

PowerPoint, Skript

Literature

Jonathan Steed and Jerry Atwood: Supramolecular Chemistry. (wiley, 2009)

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

"After successful participation in this course the student must be able to:
- Recall and understand the non-covalent interactions between molecules.
- Recall and understand the thermodynamic driving force involved in assembly of supramolecular structures.
- Molecularly design an amphiphile
- Molecular design a self-assembly peptides
- Molecularly design liquid crystals
- Recall functions of self-assembled structures
- Recall mechanisms involved in molecular machines.

The examination of this course will take place in the form of a 90 minutes written exam (70%) and a presentation by the students on a case study (30%).

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

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