Course detail

Laboratory Classes in Polymer Syntheses

FCH-MCO_SPL_PAcad. year: 2018/2019

Course fo on lecture "Synthesis of polymers" and it is focused to polymers and copolymers preparation methods . Students will managed technique of advanced radical, ionic, coordination and polycondensation reaction used for synthessis of polymers and also methods of polymeranalogous reactioos. This course relate to previous "Laboratory course of macromolecular chemistry" with emphasis to succes in advanced works, which may by usefull in research, Ph.D. study and in manufacturing practice.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students acquired practical knowledge for experimental planning and preparation of polymeric samples and eventualy production arrangement.


1. Macromolecular chemistry 2. Laboratory Course of Macromolecular Chemistry Recomended is an attendance on lecture "Synthesis of polymers"


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Braun D.: Polymer Synthesis. Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH, Berlin 1990. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Laboratory exercise - 4 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Homework for each laboratory class is reguired.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Ring opening polymerization (ROP) of oktametylcyklotetrasiloxane a preparation of silicon rubbers, condensation reaction with tetraethysilicate
2. Bulk polymerisation of THF using SbCl5 (159)
3. Radical copolymerisation of styrene with divinylbenzene in aqueous suspension
4. Polymerisation of acrylamide using redox initiation system in aqueous solution
5. Vulcanisation of SBR with S2Cl2
6. Preparation of poly(alfa-hydroxoacids), polymerisation of glycolide or L-lactide
7. Preparation of polycarbonate by reesterification
8. Bulk polymerisation of -kaprolactame by anionic initiation
9. Hydrolytic polymerisation of -kaprolactame
10. Preparation of polyethylenesulfide rubber
11. Preparation of epoxide and influence of preparation conditions on Tg


The aim of lecture is complex knowledge of advanced synthesis of polymers suitable for research and manufacturing practice.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Credit is given after making all classes and protocols.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit