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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code CHM862
Subject Title Soft Materials


Fundamentals of chemistry of soft materials; Basic concepts of soft materials, Various interactions, Photoresponsive molecules and self-assembly, Micelles, Vesicles, Toroids, Colloids, Rods, Examples of molecules forming soft materials, Instrumental techniques for morphology studies of soft materials, Liquid crystals, Different class of gels- low molecular weight organo gels, hydrogels, basics, classifications

Text Books
  1. J. -M. Lehn, Supramolecular Chemistry: Concepts and Perspectives, Wiley VCH Verlag, 1995.
  2. J. Steed, J. L. Atwood, Supramolecular Chemistry, 2nd ed., John Wiley, 2009.
  3. J. Steed, J.L. Atwood, Organic Nanostructures, 2nd ed., Wiley VCH Publishers, 2008.
  4. V. V. Tsukruk, S. Singamaneni, Scanning Probe Microscopy of Soft Matter: Fundamentals and Practices, Wiley VCH Publishers, 2011.
  5. N. Takashi, Supramolecular Soft Matter, 1st ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
  6. V.K. Pillai, M. Parthasarathy, Functional Materials: A Chemist's Perspective, Orient BlackSwan, Universities Press- IIM Series, 2013.
  7. S. K. Tripathy, Jayant Kumar, H.S. Nalwa, Handbook of Polyelectrolytes and Their Applications, American Scientific Publishers, 2003.
  8. B. Rolando, Hydrogels Biological Properties and Applications, 2nd ed., Springer, 2009.
  9. M. Tokita, K. Nishinari, Gels: Structures, Properties, and Functions: Fundamentals and Applications in Vol. 136 of Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science, Springer, 2009.