Anno di corso: 1

Anno di corso: 2

Crediti: 6
Crediti: 6
Crediti: 12
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 11
Tipo: Lingua/Prova Finale
Crediti: 30
Tipo: Altro

CHIMICA FISICA DEI SISTEMI COMPLESSI

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Anno accademico di regolamento: 
2017/2018
Anno di corso: 
1
Anno accademico di erogazione: 
2017/2018
Tipo di attività: 
Obbligatorio a scelta
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Ore di attivita' didattica: 
48
Prerequisiti: 

Basic thermodynamics

Moduli

Metodi di valutazione

Tipo di esame: 
Orale
Modalita' di verifica dell'apprendimento: 

Oral exam. No partial tests are planned. The student my opt to give the exam either in Italian or in English.

Students shall demonstrate to have learned the fundamentals of formulation physical chemistry and of its relevant models.

Valutazione: 
Voto Finale

Obiettivi formativi

Class will provide an introduction to formulation chemistry. The aim will be of overcoming the empirical approach to formulations, thinking them as actual instantiations of complex systems.

Contenuti

Definition of formulation.

Fundamentals of surface thermodynamics.

Physical chemistry of surfactants.

Static and dynamic properties of formulations.

Examples of formulations in chemistry.

Programma esteso

What is the formulation chemistry and why it matters. Conceptual ingredients of formulations. Formulations as instances of complex chemical systems. Interplay among additives. Surfactants as key players in formulation chemistry. Statement of the formulation problem and of its modelling needs. Thermodynamics of small systems: interfaces and micelles as dimensionally constrained systems; wettability and adsorption. Stability and response of dimensionally-constrained open systems to perturbations: application to interfaces and micelles. Effective medium theories: static and dynamic (transport) properties. Elements of additive chemistry: surfactant types, their chemical structure and physical properties. Examples of formulations. Non-detergency-related formulations. Manufacturing and economic issues.

Bibliografia consigliata

T. Hargreaves, Chemical Formulation, 2003, RSC Paperbacks;

D. Myers, Surfactant Science & Technology, 2006, Wiley;

M.J. Rosen, Structure/Performance Relationships in Surfactants, ACS Symp. Series ebooks;

K. Esumi and U. Minoru, eds. Structure-performance relationships in surfactants. CRC Press, 2003;

D.J. Shaw, Introduction to Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1992.

Modalità di erogazione

Convenzionale

Metodi didattici

Classroom lectures in English.