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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course covers principals of material synthesis with the fockus on the synthesis of polymeric materials including the mechanisms and kinetics of different polymerization reactions and chemical characterization of the synthesized materials.

The laboratory work will give practical experience in synthesis of materials and evaluation and characterization of the synthesized materials with respect to their chemical structure.  

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student should be able to describe, evaluate and analyse material synthesis

  • Explain synthesis of different materials
  • Draw relevant structures and mechanisms för synthesis
  • Analyse and propose relevant synthesis methods
  • Evaluate and characterize the synthesized materials

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

KF2330 Concepts of materials and KF2340 Chemical Sciences


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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 *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Tutorials, 2.0 credits, 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Active participation in all compulsory activities as specified in Course information.

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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Minna Hakkarainen

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 KF2400

Offered by

CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Minna Hakkarainen,, 08-790 82 71