cod. 00137

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Chimica industriale (CHIM/04)
Discipline chimiche
Type of training activity
47 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The scope of the course is to provide a general overview on polymer science and on the most relevant aspects of the use of polymers in the field of biotechnology.
The first part will introduce the basic concepts of polymer science. The main characteristics and properties of the polymers will be fully described, as well as the main synthetic processes.
In the second part of the course, the synthesis and the use of the polymers in the biothecnology field will be described.


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Course unit content

Polymer definiton and nomenclature; polymer main properties; definition of polymer crystallinity, solubility, melting point and glass transition point; determination of polymer molecular masses; structures of polymers and their conformation and configuration. Polymer mechanical and reological properties.
Polymer synthesis and polymerization processes.
Definition of copolymers
Definition of fibres, plastics and elastomers
Polymers from renewable resources and their applications
Polymers in medicine
Polymers for tissue engineering applications
Polymers in pharmaceutical applications

Full programme

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Slides, handsout and references cited

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Other information

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