Supramolecular Chemistry

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To introduce the students to supramolecular chemistry with focus on the physical chemistry of molecular interactions.

The course includes lectures and theoretical assignments, including

  • The basic concepts of supramolecular chemistry
  • Intermolecular forces and equilibrium considerations
  • Thermodynamics and solvent effects
  • Cation-and anion-specific ligands
  • The supramolecular chemistry of biological systems
  • The self-organization of molecules
  • Self-assembly of macromolecules and polymers
  • Experimental assessment and computational modelling of molecular interactions

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Explain the principles of design of artificial ligands
  • Relate similarities and differences of intra- and intermolecular forces of large molecules and aggregates
  • Describe the thermodynamics of molecular interactions and account for the importance of solvents and additives on the strength of molecular interactions

Skills

  • Apply theories and methods for analysis of molecular interactions
  • Apply experimental and computational models in the study of molecular interactions

Competences

  • Predict the molecular interactions of macromolecules and their implications on macroscopic behaviour

Extent and expected workload

150 timer

Exam

Exams

Name of examSupramolecular Chemistry
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleSupramolekylær kemi
Module codeK-KEM-K2-22
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science
SchoolSchool of Engineering and Science