Due to their remarkable properties, polymers are ubiquitous in our society. Their versatility directly results from the diversity of chemical structures and macromolecular architectures made available by chemists.

The aim of this course is to describe the state of the art in macromolecular chemistry, and in particular the main controlled and/or living polymerizations techniques. These approaches yield polymers with elaborate structures (block copolymers, macromolecular brushes, dendrimers), that are responsible for fascinating properties.

Up-to-date polymer characterization techniques will also be described.

Language course: English

Credits ECTS: 4