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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Natural Polymers - N112015
Title: Přírodní polymery
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: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: M112008
For type:  
Guarantor: Roda Jan prof. Ing. CSc.
Hermanová Soňa doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: M112008
Examination dates   Schedule   
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: TAJ112 (12.08.2013)
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: TAJ112 (12.08.2013)
Literature -

A: Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, J.Wiley Sons, Interscience, Publ., 1st and 2nd edition, New York, 1964-1991, electronic version in library ICTP

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

Last update: Fialová Jana (15.08.2013)
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: TAJ112 (12.08.2013)
Requirements to the exam - Czech

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

Last update: Roda Jan (10.12.2012)
Syllabus -

1.Proteins - building bloks

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

3.Classification of peptides, physical and chemical properties


5.Fibre forming peptides, technically significant peptides

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


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: Roda Jan (16.11.2012)
Entry requirements - Czech

Organická chemie I, (Makromolekulární chemie)

Last update: Roda Jan (16.11.2012)
Registration requirements -

Organic chemistry I, (Macromolecular chemistry)

Last update: TAJ112 (12.08.2013)
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
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 40
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 60