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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course KAS010F valid from Spring 2018

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  • English
  • If sufficient demand
  • The course provides a deep knowledge and understanding about the physical and organic chemistry regarding polymerization reactions and polymeric materials.
  • Different polymerization reactions (step-growth, chain and ring-opening polymerizations), their kinetics, thermodynamics and applicability for different polymers and materials. Relationships between kinetics and molecular weight. Complex polymer structures. Copolymerization. Stereo-selective polymerization. Chemical modification (functionalization) of polymers. Industrial processes.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to account for different polymerization mechanisms and relationships between polymerization conditions, macromolecular structure and molecular weight.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to plan and evaluate experiments for studies of polymerization reactions and processes.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to exhaustively discuss different problems within polymer chemistry and be able to assess the usefulness of different polymerization reactions.
Types of Instruction
  • Seminars
  • Project
  • Self-study literature review
  • The teaching is carried out in the form of seminars where the course participants (after literature studies) present, describe and discuss different areas of polymer chemistry. A literature project is carried out towards the end of the course where the participants will develop a detailed experimental plan (incl risk assessment) to synthesize a given polymer or to solve a defined problem in the polymer chemistry area.
Examination Formats
  • Written assignments
  • Seminars given by participants
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • Approved course KASN25F Polymer Chemistry, or similar.
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Physical and organic chemistry at the basic level. Actic research within polymer chemistry/technology, or related areas.
Selection Criteria
  • Odian, G.: Principles of Polymerization. Wiley-Interscience, 2004. ISBN 0471274003.
  • Finns att tillgå elektroniskt från bibliotekets hemsida.
Further Information
  • The course is given when at least 5 students are registered and when the teacher is available.
Course code
  • KAS010F
Administrative Information
  • 2019-12-17
  • Margareta Sandahl

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