COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Chemistry of Engineering Materials
Course Code: 
15CHY235
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Chemistry of Engineering Materials' is a course offered for the B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Chemical materials in Electronics and Electrical Engineering: Structural correlation to behavior of conducting polymers, Semi-conducting polymers - properties of organic polymers containing metal groups such as poly ferrocene - optical fibers - definition, principle and structure - characteristics of optical fibre - photo resist optical fibre - advantages of optical fibre - liquid crystalline - peizo and pyroelectric polymers - magnetic materials, hard and soft magnets – sensors (voltametric).

Nanomaterials : Nanotubes and Nanowires, Carbon nanotubes, single walled and multiwalled, aligned carbon nanotubes, doping with boron – applications - Nanostructured polymers.

Unit 2

Chemical aspects in biotechnology - Enzymes and bio reactors - Biotechnological processes – Bio-sensors - glucose biosensors, bio-filters and bio-membranes – Bio-fertilizers, Bio-surfactants.

Chemistry of Engineering Plastics : Preparation, properties and applications of ABS, Polycarbonates, Epoxy resins - Polyamides - Nylon and Kevlar.

Photochemistry in Electronics : Photochemical reactions - laws of absorption (Grothers-Draper law - Stark-Einstein’s law) - Quantum efficiency - photochemical decomposition of HI and HBr - and Quantum yield.

Unit 3

Florescence and Phosphorescence - chemiluminescence - photo sensitization.

Chemistry of Toxic Materials and Toxicology : Principles of Toxicology - Volatile poisons - Gases CO, hydrocyanic acid - H2S - PH3 - CO2 - SOx - NOx - Heavy metals - lead, arsenic, mercury, antimony, barium, bismuth, selenium, zinc, thallium - Pesticides - Food poisoning - Drug poisoning - barbiturates - narcotics - ergot - LSD - alkaloids - Radioactive Toxicology - Radiation hazards.

  • Kuriacose J C, Rajaram, “Chemistry in Engineering and Technology, Systematic Organic and Inorganic Chemistry and Chemistry of Materials (Vol 1 & 2)”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, 1999.
  • Van Vlack, Lawrence H, “Elements of Material Science and Engineering” (6th edition), New York Addison-Wesley, 1989.