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Macromolecular Chemistry

Credits 4
Hours per week 2 / 1 / 0
Examination C+Ex
Study Language English
Level Bachelor subject
Guarantor doc. Ing. Jan Merna, Ph.D.


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.


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.


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.

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