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Chemistry and Biotechnology Laboratory 4(3.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Experiment
Course Name : Chemistry
Starts 1 : 4 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : Faculty of Chemistry  

•Course Purpose
In order to cultivate academic skills, qualities, and abilities to develop engineering, it is necessary to acquire various advanced experimental knowledge and operations. The aim of this experiment is to acquire advanced experimental knowledge and operations related to inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer synthesis chemistry, and polymer physical chemistry. It also enhances the development of the ability to organize and analyze data and create reports.

This experiment consists of two parts; Inorganic/Physical Chemistry Experiment and Polymer Chemistry Experiment. By the end of this experiment, students should be able to do the following:

< Inorganic and physical chemistry experiment>
1. Acquiring basic knowledge on firing process, structural analysis and physical property evaluation of ceramics. Furthermore, the basic of programming on Linux OS computer can be understood through the simulations on the related phenomena.
2. Understanding the fabrication process of nanosheets based on solution chemistry and the analysis method of nanomaterials.
3. Acquiring basic knowledge of inorganic and complex chemistry and learning characterization techniques relating to complex.
4. Acquiring basic knowledge of inorganic and analytical chemistry through the synthesis and evaluation of hierarchical porous materials.
5. Acquiring basic knowledges to make an experimental plan, to interpret the results, and to explain the achievements through reports and oral presentations.
6. Understanding the electron energy structure of semiconductors/organic dyes and their photoresponsivity.

< Polymer chemistry experiment>
1. Acquire an understanding of synthesis, separation/purification, and characterization of polymer.
2. Acquire an understanding of the safety experimental operation
3. Acquire knowledge regarding preparation of polymer materials and evaluation method of polymer physical phenomena.
4. Design experimental plans, organize and analyze data, and discuss results.
5. Create a logical report.
6. Deepen the understanding of polymer synthesis chemistry and polymer physical chemistry.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Chemistry and Biotechnology Laboratory 1 ~ 3, Safety in Laboratory, Elemental Chemistry I & II, Chemical Kinetics with Exercises, Thermodynamics 1 & 2 with Exercises, Structural Chemistry and Electrochemistry with Exercises, Quantum Chemistry 1 & 2 with Exercised, Inorganic Chemistry 1 & 2 with Exercises, Chemistry of Inorganic Reaction, Organic Chemistry 1 ~ 5 with Exercises, Fundamentals of Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Polymer Chemistry

•Course Topics
Advanced experiments on inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and polymer chemistry, are carried out, then results of the experiments are discussed and summarized in a report. Presentation is also carried out in inorganic and physical chemistry experiment. Individual experimental topics are as follows.

< Inorganic and physical chemistry experiment>
1. Synthesis and analysis of biomedical ceramics
2. Synthesis and characterization of inorganic nanosheets
3. Syntheses of porous metal complexes, characterization of porous metal complexes
4. Synthesis and characterization of hierarchically porous materials by sol-gel method
5. Catalytic action in hydrogen peroxide decomposition reaction
6. Fabrication and characterization of dye-sensitized solar cell

< Polymer chemistry experiment>
1. Preparation and Characterization of Thermoplastic Elastomers Correlation between the Long-Chain Molecular Structure and the Physical Properties
2. Radical Copolymerization, Living Radical Polymerization, and Interfacial Polycondensation -As Representatives of Chain-Growth Polymerization, Living Polymerization, and Step-Growth Polymerization-
3. Contact Angle Goniometry for Surface Tension Measurements of Solid Surfaces -Zisman Plot and Surface Treatment Techniques-
4. Synthesis of Luminescent Poly(p-phenylenevinylene)-Amylose Composites

Read the experimental guideline before each experiment. In addition, a report task is assigned for each experiment. After organizing, analyzing, and considering the experimental results, submit it as a report by the submission deadline.

Use an experimental guideline prepared for each topic. How to obtain the experimental guideline will be announced during the experiment guidance.

•Additional Reading
Other instructions will be given as needed.

•Grade Assessment
Grading will be decided based on the approach to the experiment (positiveness, activeness), logical thinking / judgment for the results, experimental skills and reports. Credits will be awarded to those students who score 60 or more out of 100 points. By passing both experiments of Inorganic/Physical Chemistry Experiment and Polymer Chemistry Experiment, you can earn the credits for this experiment.

Grades are as follows:

〈Enrollees after 2020〉
100-95 : A+,94-80 : A,79-70 : B,69-65 : C,64-60 : C-,59-0 : F

〈Enrollees before 2019〉
100-90 : S,89-80 : A,79-70 : B,69-60 : C,59-0 : F

It is assumed that you have earned credits for Safety in Laboratory.

•Contacting Faculty
Professors and teaching assistants will answer the questions.

Representative Contact:
Inorganic and physical chemistry experiment Tatsuya Kameyama (
Polymer chemistry experiment Mineto Uchiyama (


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