Natural Polymers - N112015
Title: Přírodní polymery
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 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: 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 -
Last update: TAJ112 (12.08.2013)
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.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ112 (12.08.2013)

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

Literature -
Last update: Fialová Jana (15.08.2013)

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

Learning resources -
Last update: TAJ112 (12.08.2013)

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

Electronic version of lectures presentations available from teacher for registered students

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: Roda Jan prof. Ing. CSc. (10.12.2012)

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

Syllabus -
Last update: Roda Jan prof. Ing. CSc. (16.11.2012)

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

Entry requirements - Czech
Last update: Roda Jan prof. Ing. CSc. (16.11.2012)

Organická chemie I, (Makromolekulární chemie)

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ112 (12.08.2013)

Organic chemistry I, (Macromolecular chemistry)

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