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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Polymeric Materials - B112007
Title: Polymerní materiály
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2020
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Vránová Lenka Ing. Ph.D.
Examination dates   Schedule   
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Annotation -
The course is intended to provide understanding of polymeric materials. It covers the characteristic properties of common polymers and relates these properties to the structure of the polymers, their synthesis, modification, and manufacture. Additives for polymers, compounding, and common processing methods for transforming polymers into products are covered.
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Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

Define and classify polymers.

Understand relationships between manufacture, processing, structure, and properties of polymers.

Show uses of polymeric materials.

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Literature -

R: Hernandez R. J., Selke S. E. M., Culter J. D.: Plastics Packaging, Chap. 2: Basic concepts and definition, Chap. 3: Polymer structure and properties, Chap. 4: Major plastics, Chap. 5: Additives and Compounding, from Chap. 7-12 processing. Hanser, Munich 2000. ISBN 3-446-21404-6.

R: Franta I.: Elastomers and Rubber Compounding Materials, Chap. 2: Natural rubber, Chap. 4: Synthetic rubbers, 4.1: Classification of rubbers according their uses and properties, 4.2: Styrene-butadiene rubber. Elsevier, Amsterdam - Oxford - New York - Tokyo 1989. ISBN 0-444-98906-4.

A: Nicholson J.W.: The chemistry of polymers, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge 1991. ISBN 0-85186-413-9.

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Learning resources -

Textbook "Ducháček V.: POLYMERY - výroba, vlastnosti, zpracování, použití" available at

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Teaching methods -

Lectures or tutorial system with 14 consultations during semester.

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Requirements to the exam -

To pass 14 lectures or consultations and a written classification test.

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Syllabus -

1.Introduction to chemistry and technology of polymers.

2.Homopolymers, copolymers, polymer configuration and conformation.

3.Polymer structure and basic properties.

4.Synthesis of polymers (chain and step polymerisation).

5.Modification of polymers (physical, mechano-chemical, and chemical).

6.Industrial manufacture of polymers.

7.Natural polymers (resources, properties, and application).

8.Thermoplastics (manufacture, properties, and application).

9.Thermosets (manufacture, properties, and application).

10.Elastomers (manufacture, properties, and application).

11.Additives for polymers (classification, basic types, their function).

12.Polymeric compounds and blends (definition, preparation, and basic operations).

13.Processing of polymers and polymeric compounds and blends.

14.Resistance, corrosion, and degradation of polymers.

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Entry requirements -

Knowledge of general, inorganic and organic chemistry at university (bachelor) level.

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Registration requirements -

General and inorganic chemistry.

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