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* Retrieved from Course syllabus FKF3090 (Spring 2014–)

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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- Utdelat material

-       Handouts

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

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.

    -       TEN1 - Tentamen, 6,0 hp, Grade scale: Pass or Fail

    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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    Karin Odelius,, +46 8 790 8076

    Supplementary information

    Group size: 30

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology