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Cursus: 202000740
Molecules & Materials
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Contactpersoonprof.dr. J.J.L.M. Cornelissen
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prof.dr. J.J.L.M. Cornelissen
prof.dr. J.J.L.M. Cornelissen
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Molecules and their influence on materials:
1. Reactions of molecules with heteroatoms
2. Reactions of carbonyl compounds
3. Aromatic and heterocyclic compounds
4. Structure and chemistry of biomolecules
5. Interfaces and their physical-chemical properties
6. Adsorption processes at interfaces
7. Colloidal systems
8. Manufacture, characterisation and properties of nanomaterials
9. Relationship between the properties and structure of nanomaterials

Practical skills:
1. Synthesising organic compounds.
2. Purification and characterisation of organic compounds
3. Scientific reporting of organic chemical experiments
4. Working on a project basis and communicating effectively
5. Make a first link between literature, curriculum and practice in a nano / colloid chemical context
6. Reflection on social embedding and responsibility of a chemical engineer and his / her new product   in a nano / colloid chemical context
Module bestaat uit de onderwijseenheden
Course name Code
1. Organic & Bio-organic Chemistry 202000741
2. Lab Course: Organic & Bio-organic Chem. 202000742
3. Colloid & Nano Chemistry 202000743
This module focuses on the understanding, design and implementation of molecular and molecularly-inspired systems. You can give molecules new functionalities by, through chemical reactions, forming new molecules. In addition, by bringing molecules together in larger units, e.g. on surfaces and nanoparticles, you can change the properties of materials. Organic chemistry (theory) is about understanding the reactivity of organic compounds, in particular their various functional groups. This course also discusses the structures and functionalities that play a role in biomolecules, such as proteins and nucleic acids. In organic chemistry (practice), based on a number of prescriptions, some typical reactions from organic and bio-organic chemistry will be carried out. The link with state-of-the-art analytical techniques, to determine the structure and purity of the compounds made, is indispensable. Two disciplines will provide a first look at how molecules influence the interfaces of liquids and solids. Colloid chemistry offers a more physical-chemical perspective, and links the physical properties of interfaces and colloidal systems. Yheir underlying physical laws, and how molecules can change those interfaces. In a case study, using MatLab, a link with the required mathematical knowledge will be made to describe the physical properties. Nanochemistry offers a more creative-exploratory point of view, showing the principles and functions of nano structuring applied to different materials from a number of general aspects of materials, such as interface composition, defects and self-assembly. In nano / colloid chemistry (project) you will work in a project group within a research group that is active in the nano and / or colloid domain to explore a specific system in a short literature study; you will also perform some synthesis, fabrication and / or characterisation of a related nanotechnological or colloidal system. In addition, attention is paid to positioning the system in a social context, for example the relationship with an application or a risk inventory of a nano system.
Participating study
Bachelor Scheikundige Technologie
Module 7
Verplicht materiaal
Aanbevolen materiaal
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