Polymer Chemistry


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.



Name of examPolymer Chemistry
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

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


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science