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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Specialized laboratory - macromolecular chemistry - M112015
Title: Laboratoř specializace - makromolekulární chemie
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2022
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:7
E-Credits: winter s.:7
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/10, MC [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Vránová Lenka Ing. Ph.D.
Class: Základní laboratoře
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Annotation -
Last update: Vránová Lenka Ing. Ph.D. (22.02.2018)
Specialized laboratory - macromolecular chemistry is focused on preparation of polymers by radical, ionic and polycondensation mechanisms, kinetic of polymerization reactions, determination of basic physical and chemical characteristics of prepared polymers and adopting of basic methods in identification of polymer samples.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (21.02.2018)

Students will be able to: (i) prepare polymers with different procedures, (ii) characterize prepared polymers, (iii) evaluate kinetic of polymerization and (iv) identify basic polymers.

Literature -
Last update: Vránová Lenka Ing. Ph.D. (22.02.2018)

Brožek J. a kolektiv: Laboratorní cvičení z makromolekulární chemie, VŠCHT Praha 2016; ISBN 978-80-7080-945-7

Learning resources -
Last update: Vránová Lenka Ing. Ph.D. (22.02.2018)

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, J. Wiley @ Sons (available at

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Vránová Lenka Ing. Ph.D. (22.02.2018)

Before passing the laboratory work, student will be examined in writing or verbally. Upon showing the knowledge (at least 50%), the student will be admitted to his own laboratory work.

Syllabus -
Last update: Sokolohorskyj Anatolij Ing. Ph.D. (14.09.2023)

1. Introduction, health and safety at work - entry training

2. Anionic polymerization

3. Equilibrium polycondensation

4. Copolymerization of styrene and maleic anhydride

5. Coordination polymerization of alkenes

6. Controlled polymerization of styrene

7. Kinetics of polyesterification reaction

8. Dilatometric monitoring of radical polymerization kinetics

9. Determination of viscosity-average molar mass

10. Determination of number-average molar mass by end-group titration

11. Preparation of silicone rubber

12. Polymerization casting

13. Identification of polymers

14. Summary, examination test

Entry requirements -
Last update: Vránová Lenka Ing. Ph.D. (22.02.2018)

To pass examination from Macromolecular chemistry.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (21.02.2018)

Macromolecular Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Vránová Lenka Ing. Ph.D. (22.02.2018)

Requirements for obtaining credit are passing all listed works and passing the final summary test (at least 50%).

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast v laboratořích (na exkurzi nebo praxi) 5 140
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 2 56
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