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FKF3090 Polymer Chemistry 6.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FKF3090 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Different polymerization processes regarding chemical mechanisms and different steps, by-reactions and modifications which can occur are compared and discussed. The course aims at giving knowledge and tools for designing new polymers. This is an advanced course in polymer chemistry which will give deepening and general knowledge in the chemistry, structure, production and modification processes of polymers. This is not a continuous course like the polymer chemistry course for undergraduate students, which aims at giving a comprehensive picture, but more of a methodology course which will supplement and deepen the knowledge acquired from the basic course. The course will stimulate to critical examination and discussion about actual synthesis routes in the field, existing as well as new ones.

Intended learning outcomes

After passed course the student shall be able:

  • From a desired macromolecular chemical structure draw up a suitable synthesis path and suggest appropriate process parameters.
  • From a given monomer draw up a suitable synthesis path and suggest appropriate process parameters.
  • -Understand the relationships between polymerization conditions and the polymer product characteristics with respect to molecular weight, molecular architecture, stereochemistry, and morphology.
  • Describe the kinetics associated with various polymerization mechanisms.
  • Describe and predict the results from different modification processes applied to polymers.
  • Value, understand and use the development in the field of polymer chemistry synthesis.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

KF2130 Polymer chemistry

Recommended prerequisites



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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • TEN1 - Written exam, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FKF3090

Offered by

CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course replaces the course F3E5001

Group size: 30

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology