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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.

Text Books

  1. 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.

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