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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Natural Polymers - M112008
Title: Přírodní polymery
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2021
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: Roda Jan prof. Ing. CSc.
Hermanová Soňa doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N112015
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The subject is concerned with the structure and properties of the basic and widespread natural polymers (biopolymers), special attention is devoted to the industrially exploited natural polymers and their possible modification - polysacharides and their derivatives, lignin, polyterpenes, polyalkanoates, peptides, enzymes, nucleic acids.
Last update: Hladíková Jana (04.01.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

understand the classification of both natural and modified natural polymers - biopolymers

utilize gained information about the structure and properties of natural polymers

utilize basic data of biopolymers and modified biopolymers with industrial application in the field of polymer chemistry

Last update: Hladíková Jana (04.01.2018)
Literature -

A: Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, J.Wiley Sons, Interscience, Publ., 3rd edition, New York, 2004 /electronic version available at the departmental web/

A: Belgacem M.N., Alessandro G.: Monomers, Polymers and Composites from Renewable Resources,Elsevier 2008, ISBN 978-0-08-045316-3

A: Industrial Polymers Handbook, S.Wilks (editor), Wiley-VC Verlag Gmbh, Weinsheim 2001, ve 4 dílech; ISBN 3 527-30260-3

A: Elias H.-G.: Macromolecules, Vol.2: Industrial Polymers and Syntheses, Wiley-VCH Verlag Gmbh, Weinheim 2007, ISBN 978-3-527-31173-6

A: Handbook of Natural Polymers, Volume 1: Sources, Synthesis, and Characterization, Elsevier, 2023, ISBN 0323998534

Last update: Sedlačík Tomáš (20.09.2023)
Learning resources -

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, J. Wiley&Sons accesible at

Electronic version of lectures presentations available from teacher for registered students

Last update: Hladíková Jana (04.01.2018)
Requirements to the exam - Czech

Kontrola studia - maximálně 3 písemné testy v průběhu semestru, zkouška písemná případně ústní, zohledňující výsledky testů.

Last update: Sedlačík Tomáš (20.09.2023)
Syllabus -

1. Proteins - building bloks

2. Peptides -sequential analysis, peptide synthesis, natural peptides

3. Classification of peptides, physical and chemical properties

4. Enzymes

5. Fibre forming peptides, technically significant peptides

6. Nucleic acids - structure and properties - DNA, RNA /r-RNA, m-RNA, t-RNA/

7. Polyhydroxyalkanoates

8. Monosacharides - oligosacharides - polysacharides

9. Starch, glykogene, dextrans

10. Cellulose- structure, physical and chemical properties, derivatives

11. Preparation and application cellulose ethers and esters

12. Hemicelluloses. Polyphenols - lignin structure, application

13. Polyterpenes - natural rubber, structure, properties, application

14. Oils and fats, unsaturated fatty acids

Last update: Sedlačík Tomáš (20.09.2023)
Entry requirements - Czech

Organická chemie I, (Makromolekulární chemie)

Last update: Hladíková Jana (04.01.2018)
Registration requirements -

Organic chemistry I, (Macromolecular chemistry)

Last update: Hladíková Jana (04.01.2018)
Course completion requirements - Czech

Složení písemné zkoušky se ziskem minimálně 60% z celkového počtu bodů.

Last update: HERMANOS (21.02.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
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