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165.093 Molecule-based and self-assembled materials
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

- Explain the basic principles of supramolecular chemistry: molecular self-assembly, nature of supramolecular interactions, reversibility, error correction and addictiveness; as well its thermodynamic and kinetic aspects
- Exemplify the principles of molecular recognition (steric, structural and electronic complementarity) and pre-organization with examples of molecular systems (CD, CAL, DNA, crown ethers, cryptands and spherands) and apply them to predict simple molecular assemblies 
- Illustrate how basic principles of supramolecular chemistry can be extended to larger systems (molecular machines, micelles, liquid crystals, BCP, nanocarbons, nanoparticles, MOFs). Explain what those systems are and give examples of their applications

Subject of course

This Lecture will introduce the concept of molecular recognition, overview major forces of molecular self-assembly and cover several important historical milestones of the field such as the recent Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016. We will cover many textbook examples of self-assembled systems including molecular (crown ethers, cyclodextrine and calixarenes)  as well as biological (proteins, DNA) systems and slowly go up in complexity. Following examples will present self-assembled systems of various dimentionalities: 0D (micelles, fullerenes), 1D (carbon nanotubes), 2D (self-assembled monolayers, Langmuir-Blodgett films, graphene) and 3D (block copolymers, liquid crystals). We will spend much time trying to classify and sort out non-covalent interactions (e.g. van der Waals forces) that are very imporant in the world of molecular self-assembly. At the end of this course, we will look at the self-assembly of inorganic nanoparticles and talk about metal-organic frameworks. The course will introduce you to a number of practical examples where molecular self-assembly made it way to applications and devices.

Teaching methods

The main part of the course will consist of in-person lectures according to the schedule described on this page (Tuesdays and Thursdays 13:00 - 15:00), however, to assist the distance-learning format of the lecture, TUWEL page of the course will feature pre-recorded files of all the lectures (from 2023) and will be further supported by literature examples, video content and demonstrations.

To address your comments and engage in online discussions, I will also open a forum on the TUWEL, in which everyone is encouraged to post questions and additional info. Together with your feedback after each lecture, this will provide an additional base for our direct discussions.

Mode of examination

Oral

Additional information

The preliminary discussion will take place in-person on 05.03.2024 at 1 PM in BC Seminarraum Lehar 01. Join if you want to know more about the content of the course and its format.

Several additional points:

  1. The content of the lectures will only be available to those registered for the course via TISS. Registration is open from now on.
  2. Slides for the entire course will be provided at the beginning of the course via TUWEL.
  3. The course will practically run between the March and the middle of May, excluding the Easter break. The first exam slot is planned for June 2024.

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Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue13:00 - 15:0005.03.2024Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Preliminary discussion
Thu13:00 - 15:0007.03.2024 - 02.05.2024Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Tue13:00 - 15:0012.03.2024 - 30.04.2024Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Tue13:00 - 15:0007.05.2024Seminarraum Lehar 02 165.093: Nachbesprechung: Exams and Information
Molecule-based and self-assembled materials - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue05.03.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Preliminary discussion
Thu07.03.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Tue12.03.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Thu14.03.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Tue19.03.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Thu21.03.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Tue09.04.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Thu11.04.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Tue16.04.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Thu18.04.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Tue23.04.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Thu25.04.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Tue30.04.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Thu02.05.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 165.093: Molekulare und selbstorganisierte Materialien
Tue07.05.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum Lehar 02 165.093: Nachbesprechung: Exams and Information

Examination modalities

The evaluation will be based on the results of the oral examination (30 min per person), in which the students need to answer three random questions from the lecture content. The pool of all questions will be provided in advance.

The exams will be held online via Zoom or in presence.

Several exam slots will be offered after the course to make sure everyone has the possibility to take the exam in 2024.

More information regarding the exam content can be found on the TUWEL page.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.01.2024 00:00 27.07.2024 12:00

Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences Not specified
066 490 Technical Chemistry Not specified
066 493 Technical Chemistry - Materials Chemistry Mandatory
066 652 Green Chemistry Not specified
066 658 Chemie und Technologie der Materialien Mandatory elective

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

none

Language

English