Polymer Chemistry

Course contents
  • - Introduction: crystallinity, glass transition, polydispersity, tacticity, copolymers, thermodynamic, thermal, mechanical, and optical properties, rubber elasticity
    - Conventional polymers:
    o polypropylene (structure, synthesis, properties)
    o polyvinyl chloride (structure, synthesis, properties)
    - Biopolymers:
    o cellulose (structure, synthesis, properties)
    o starch (structure, synthesis, properties)
    o chitin/chitosan (structure, synthesis, properties)
    o lignin (structure, synthesis, properties)
    - Biodegradable plastics:
    o polyglycolic acid (structure, synthesis, properties)
    o polylactic acid (structure, synthesis, properties)
    o polycaprolactone (structure, synthesis, properties)
    o polyhydroxyalkanoate (structure, synthesis, properties