Macromolecular Chemistry - S112003
Title: Macromolecular Chemistry
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2013 to 2020
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 [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Examination dates   Schedule   
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: PROKOPOI (06.01.2012)

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.

Last update: Merna Jan (20.02.2018)
Requirements to the exam

Assessment test, min 50%

Last update: Merna Jan (15.02.2018)
Syllabus -

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.

Last update: Merna Jan (15.02.2018)
Entry requirements

Prerequisities: Organic chemistry.

Last update: PROKOPOI (06.01.2012)
Course completion requirements

Succesful assessment test and final exam test.

Last update: Merna Jan (15.02.2018)
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
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 67
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 33