Course: Macromolecular Chemistry

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Course title Macromolecular Chemistry
Course code KNT/D122
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Jirsák Oldřich, prof. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
- Basic terms of general and organic chemistry - Monomer, polymer, production methods - Molecular weight and determination methods - Chain reaction polymerization - Step reaction polymerization - Polymer structures - Physical states of polymers - Mechanical properties, viscosity, viscoelasticity - Relations between structure and properties - Polymer processing, related properties - Synthetic and natural polymers, adjuvants

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Independent creative and artistic activities, Individual consultation, Seminár
Learning outcomes
Technological methods of polymers preparation, control of their structure, relations between their structure and properties, properties of polymers important for their technological processing, polymer processing methods, additives and their influence on the properties of polymers. Students will acquire the concepts that are important for polymer processing and for dealing with polymer manufacturers and developers.
The student will acquire detailed knowledge of the subject in the area according to the approval of the Branch Board

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

oral examination before a committee appointed by the Dean. Written work in the recommended range of 20 pages.
Recommended literature
  • CARRAHER, CH.E. Giant Molecules. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003. ISBN 0-471-27399-6.
  • DEANIN, R.D. Polymer Structure, Properties and Applications. Boston: Cahners Books, 1972.
  • EBEWELE, R.O. Polymer Science and Technology. Boca Raton: CSC Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0849-38939-9.
  • ELIAS, H.G. Macromolecules: Vol. 1-4.. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2005. ISBN 3-527-31172-6.
  • JENKINS, A.D. Polymer Science and Material Science Handbook: Vol. 1-2.. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2013. ISBN 978-148327535-2.
  • MLEZIVA, J. Polymery - struktura, vlastnosti a použití, Sobotáles,. Praha: Sobotáles, 2003. ISBN 80-85920-72-7.
  • ŠŇUPÁREK, J. Makromolekulární chemie. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2014. ISBN 80-7194-863-2.
  • ŠŇUPÁREK, J. Makromolekulární chemie. skripta University Pardubice, Pardubice, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7395-166-5.
  • VOLLMERT, B. Základy makromolekulární chemie. Praha: Academia, 1970.

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