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Silanes for Building Protection: A Case Study in Systems Thinking Approach to Materials Science Education

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Istituto per Lo Studio Dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, CNR, Via U. La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy
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Department Chemical Engineering, Materials and Biotechnology, The Center for Radical Reactions, Ariel University, Ariel 40700, Israel
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Centro de Química-Física Molecular and IN-Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
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Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(7), 171; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10070171
Received: 29 May 2020 / Accepted: 15 June 2020 / Published: 29 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Systems Thinking Approach to Materials Science Education)
Silanes, and organically modified silanes in particular, are commercially used to protect the built environment from deterioration and, in indoor applications, to minimize water vapor condensation and microbiological contamination. Increasing their uptake, we argue in this study, includes the need to adopt a systems-thinking view of this green chemistry technology. After identifying the key advantages of these coatings, we highlight important educational consequences to undergraduate courses and doctoral programs in chemistry and materials science which are common in many research topics, well beyond nanocoating science and technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: systems thinking; sol-gel; materials science; chemistry education; doctoral programs systems thinking; sol-gel; materials science; chemistry education; doctoral programs
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Ciriminna, R.; Albo, Y.; Fidalgo, A.; Ilharco, L.; Pagliaro, M. Silanes for Building Protection: A Case Study in Systems Thinking Approach to Materials Science Education. Educ. Sci. 2020, 10, 171. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10070171

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Ciriminna R, Albo Y, Fidalgo A, Ilharco L, Pagliaro M. Silanes for Building Protection: A Case Study in Systems Thinking Approach to Materials Science Education. Education Sciences. 2020; 10(7):171. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10070171

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Ciriminna, Rosaria; Albo, Yael; Fidalgo, Alexandra; Ilharco, Laura; Pagliaro, Mario. 2020. "Silanes for Building Protection: A Case Study in Systems Thinking Approach to Materials Science Education" Educ. Sci. 10, no. 7: 171. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10070171

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