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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Modern Methods of Analysis of Polymeric substances - P112007
Title: Moderní metody v analýze polymerních látek
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2020
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Vránová Lenka Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: AP112007
Annotation -
Last update: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (08.06.2018)
The subject describes principles, mechanisms and limits of advanced analytical methods for the characterization of polymeric materials. It is focused both on methods for the characterization of microstructure of polymer chains as well as methods for the description of supermolecular structure of polymer materials.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (08.06.2018)

Student will be able:

To describe principle of selected analytical methods

Choose a proper characterization method

Assess the quality of information obtained by alternative methods

Literature -
Last update: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (08.06.2018)

R: Podzimek, S., Light Scattering, Size Exclusion Chromatography and Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation. Wiley: 2011; ISBN 978-0-470-38617-0

R: Pethrick R.A., Dawkins J.V., Modern Techniques for Polymer Characterisation, John Wiley and Sons, 1999; ISBN 0-471-96097-7

A: Striegel, A. M.; Yau, W. W.; Kirkland, J. J.; Bly, D. D., Modern Size-Exclusion Liquid Chromatography: Practice of Gel Permeation and Gel Filtration Chromatography. Wiley: 2009, ISBN 978-0-471-20172-4

Learning resources -
Last update: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (08.06.2018)

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, J. Wiley&Sons available from

Teaching methods -
Last update: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (08.06.2018)


Syllabus -
Last update: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (08.06.2018)

The subject specifically focuses on the following topics:

1.Size exclusion chromatography of polymers, history, principles, mechanism, relative calibration, universal calibration

2.Size exclusion chromatography with multiple detection, LS, viscometer

3.Practical aspects of SEC analysis, copolymers analysis

4.Interaction chromatography (chromatography under critical conditions, adsorption barriers, IC with thermal and solvent gradient)

5.Polymer fractionation (FFF, TREF, CRYSTAF)

6.Mass spectroscopy of polymers (ESI, MALDI-TOF)

7.Pyrolysis chromatography, SPE

8.NMR of polymers (liquid and solid phase)

9.Methods for the characterization of thermal methods of polymers (DSC, DMA, TGA+MS/IR)

10.Methods of study of polymer surfaces (EM, AFM)

Registration requirements -
Last update: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (08.06.2018)

Macromolecular chemistry

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (08.06.2018)

Oral exam