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Macromolecular Chemistry

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Course Unit Code9360-0182/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated3 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
PLA88prof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
Summary
The subject of macromolecular chemistry deepens the theoretical and practical knowledge following the skills gained in the course of organic and macromolecular chemistry. Students will get a deeper insight into the macromolecular substances, both synthetic and natural, their properties, preparation and characterization, as well as their applications in modern materials science, medicine, pharmacology and electronics.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim of the course is to deepen students' knowledge in the field of macromolecular substances, synthetic polymers and biopolymers forming the basis of modern materials with multifunctional properties, with emphasis on the methods of polymer preparation, their properties and methods of characterization.
Course Contents
1. Introduction to macromolecular chemistry, current trends, classification and nomenclature of polymers.
2. Structure and physical properties of macromolecules, molecular weight, polymer morphology.
3. Synthesis and mechanisms of formation of macromolecules, step polymerization reaction, chain polymerization reaction - radical, ionic, ring opening polymerization, coordination polymerization, copolymerization.
4.Polymerization reactions - block, solution, emulsion, suspension, precipitation, supercritical, in ionic liquids.
5. Reactivity of polymers, reaction of polymer chains and modification of polymers, degradation of polymers.
6. Analytical methods for characterization of polymers, characterization of chemical structure of polymers.
7. Characterization of morphology and physical structure of polymers.
8. Characterization of thermal properties of polymers.
9. Examples of technologically significant polymers.
10. Natural macromolecules, structure, properties, applications.
11. Biodegradable and bioanalogical polymers, structure, properties, synthesis and applications.
12. Nanotechnology in polymeric applications.
13. Use of polymers in advanced technologies and materials for membrane production and biomedical applications.
14. Use of polymers in advanced technologies and materials in electronics and energy.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
FRIED, J.R. Polymer Science and Technology. 3rd Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall Computin, 2014, 688 p.. ISBN 978-01-3703-955-5.
PATTERSON, G., Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules. CRC Press, 2007, 152 p., ISBN 978-14-2001-450-1.
SUN, S.F. Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules: Basic Principles and Issues, 2nd Ed., Wiley, 584 p., ISBN 978-04-7128-138-2.
DUCHÁČEK, V. Polymery: Výroba, vlastnosti, zpracování, použití. VŠCHT Praha, 2011, 276 s., ISBN 978-80-7080-788-0.
PROKOPOVÁ, I. Makromolekulární chemie, VŠCHT Praha, 2007, 207 s., ISBN 978-80-7080-662-3.
BROŽEK, J. a kol. Laboratorní cvičení z makromolekulární chemie, VŠCHT Praha, 2016, 119 s., ISBN 978-80-7080-945-7.
FRIED, J.R. Polymer Science and Technology. 3rd Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall Computin, 2014, 688 p.. ISBN 978-01-3703-955-5.
Recommended Reading:
SPERLING, L.H. Introduction to Physical Polymer Science, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005, 845 p., ISBN 978-04-7170-606-9.
PUSKAS, J.E., Introduction to Polymer Chemistry A Biobased Approach. 2014, 338 p., ISBN 978-1-60595-030-3.
FRIED, J.R. Polymer Science and Technology. 3rd Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall Computin, 2014, 688 p.. ISBN 978-01-3703-955-5.
PATTERSON, G., Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules. CRC Press, 2007, 152 p., ISBN 978-14-2001-450-1.
SUN, S.F. Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules: Basic Principles and Issues, 2nd Ed., Wiley, 584 p., ISBN 978-04-7128-138-2.
SPERLING, L.H. Introduction to Physical Polymer Science, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005, 845 p., ISBN 978-04-7170-606-9.
PUSKAS, J.E., Introduction to Polymer Chemistry A Biobased Approach. 2014, 338 p., ISBN 978-1-60595-030-3.
STOKLASA, K. Makromolekulární chemie I. Učební texty Univerzity T. Bati ve Zlíně, 2005, 106 s.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined