3.034 Organic & Biomaterials Chemistry

Fall 2005

A close-up of tissue-engineered construct.

A close-up of tissue-engineered construct, a combination of living cells and porous biomaterial that form a living matrix for transplantation in an organism. (Photo by Gary Meeks, courtesy of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Science Foundation.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of assignments and solutions.

Course Description

This course covers principles of materials chemistry common to organic materials ranging from biological polypeptides to engineered block copolymers. Topics include molecular structure, polymer synthesis reactions, protein-protein interactions, multifunctional organic materials including polymeric nanoreactors, conducting polymers and virus-mediated biomineralization.



The experiments described in these materials are potentially hazardous and require a high level of safety training, special facilities and equipment, and supervision by appropriate individuals. You bear the sole responsibility, liability, and risk for the implementation of such safety procedures and measures. MIT shall have no responsibility, liability, or risk for the content or implementation of any of the material presented.

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Prof. Angela Belcher
Prof. Michael Rubner
Prof. Krystyn van Vliet

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
4 hours / session