2023-2024 / CHIM9228-1

Macromolecular Chemistry


20h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in physics, research focus (FAME+)4 crédits 
 Master in chemistry (120 ECTS) (AMIS)4 crédits 
 Master in chemistry (120 ECTS) (FAME AIS)4 crédits 
 Master in physics (120 ECTS) (AMIS)4 crédits 
 Master in physics (120 ECTS) (FAME-AIS)4 crédits 


Christine Jérôme

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course studies macromolecules properties in solution (determination of molecular weight, ...) and at the solid state in function of temperature (Tg, rheology,...).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Understanding of the behavior of macromolecules in solution and at the solid state in function of the temperature and its implication in the characterisation and use of these materials.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic course introduction to macromolecular chemistry (3rd BAC Prof. C. Jérôme)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Pratical examples of the measurement of macromolecules molecular weight (GPC, NMR, DLS), thermal behavior (DSC), thermo-mechanical properties (DMA and rheology) in the research lab in the frame of a small research project.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face (could become on-line depending on the evolution of the sanitary conditions)

Recommended or required readings

A copy of the slides is available.
Some selected scientific papers are suggested to the students.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written exams.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof. Christine JEROME CERM, Institut de Chimie, Bât. B6, Sart-Tilman, 4000 Liege Tél. : 04/366.34.91 (sec.: 61) E-mail : C.Jerome@uliege.be

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