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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Macromolecular Chemistry - S112003
Title: Macromolecular Chemistry
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Actual: from 2013
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Merna Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Last update: Prokopová Irena doc. Ing. CSc. (06.01.2012)
The course is focused on structure of macromolecules, physical properties of polymers, monomer polymerizability, chain and stepwise polyreactions, copolymerization, ring opening polymerization and chemical reactions of polymers.
Last update: Merna Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (20.02.2018)

Stevens M.P.: Polymer Chemistry An Introduction. Oxford University Press, Inc., New York 1999.

Chanda M.: Introduction to Polymer Science and Chemistry. A Problem Solving Approach. CRC Press Boca Raton 2006.

Young R.J., Lovell P.A.: Introduction to Polymers. Third Edition. CRC Press Boca Raton 2011.

Requirements to the exam
Last update: Merna Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (15.02.2018)

Assessment test, min 50%

Syllabus -
Last update: Merna Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (15.02.2018)

1. Introduction and historical development, nomenclature of polymers.

2. Structure of macromolecules, molecular weight.

3. Molecular structure and properties of polymers.

4. Polymerizability of low molecular substances.

5. Free radical polymerization, elemental reactions.

6. Kinetics of free radical polymerization.

7. Free radical copolymerization.

8. Ionic polymerization and copolymerization.

9. Insertion polymerization, polymerization practice.

10. Ring-opening polymerization.

11. Step-growth polymerization, characterization, reactivity of monomer functional groups.

12. Polycondensation - mechanism and kinetics, molecular weight distributions.

13. Polyadditions - typical syntheses.

14. Reactions of polymers.

Entry requirements
Last update: Prokopová Irena doc. Ing. CSc. (06.01.2012)

Prerequisities: Organic chemistry.

Course completion requirements
Last update: Merna Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (15.02.2018)

Succesful assessment test and final exam test.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1,5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1,5 42
4 / 4 112 / 112