Polymer Chemistry

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge obtained in 1st Semester

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Basic Principles: Molecular weight and polymer solutions,
  • Chemical Structure and Polymer Properties
  • Polymer Morphology
  • Step-reaction and ring opening polymerization
  • Free radical polymerization
  • Ionic Polymerization and
  • Vinyl polymerization with complex coordination catalysts
  • Characterization of polymers, Polyethers, sulfides, and related polymers, Polyamides and related polymers, Heterocyclic polymers, Miscellaneous organic polymers, Inorganic and partially inorganic polymers, Natural Polymers

Skills

  • Be able to grasp different polymerization principles
  • Be able to understand synthetic routes of functional monomers
  • Be able to Perform polymerization under various conditions
  • Be able to modify polymer surfaces

Competences

  • Characterize macromolecules: from chemical structure to molecular weights and distributions
  • Use advanced experimental techniques for documenting modifications to polymers

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum ยง17.



Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examFundamental Polymer Chemistry
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titlePolymerkemi
Module codeM-MAT-K2-5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Industry and Global Business Development
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science
SchoolSchool of Engineering and Science