About this course
Organic and Biomaterials Chemistry is a self-paced online course that focuses on the chemistry and chemical structure-property relationships of soft synthetic and biologically derived materials.
Developed for engineers, scientists, and university-level STEM students interested in learning more about polymer, biomaterials, and organic chemistry from a materials science and engineering perspective, this course aims to help you develop a fundamental understanding of the molecular nature of materials.
This module is the first in a series of three modules based on the MIT course 3.034: Organic and Materials Chemistry. Part 1 of the course, An Introduction to Polymer Chemistry, will focus on methods for preparing synthetic polymers by step- and chain-growth polymerization, polymerization kinetics, and practical considerations of running a polymerization reaction.