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3.034A Organic and Biomaterials Chemistry (New)

Prereq: Chemistry (GIR)
U (Fall)
12 Units

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; enzymatic reactions; electroactive organic materials; polymer mechanical properties and processing techniques; applications of biological and biomaterials; self-assembly of polymer, nanoparticle, and biological materials; instrumental techniques for characterizing soft materials. 3.304A students also complete additional written assignments in place of the 3.034 laboratory component.

R. Macfarlane

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Subject meets with 3.034