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KF2460 Bio Fibre Chemistry 7.5 credits

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus KF2460 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe and analyse the morphology of biofibers, particularly from wood, at micro- and macroscopic level
  • Describe chemical structures and properties of polymers of biofibres
  • Understand, describe and predict how the wood and pulp hierarchical structure is affected during chemical processes and the environmental effect of the chemical processes
  • Perform laboratory work to identify chemical composition of wood fibers, particularly wood fibers

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed degree project 15 credits, 50 credits in chemistry or chemical engineering, English B/6.

Recommended prerequisites

Fundamental knowledge in chemistry and chemical engineering of at least 60 credits


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The Ljungberg textbok Biofibre Chemistry

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


  • INL1 - Hand-in assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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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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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Chemical Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course has the same content as the courses KF2010 Wood Chemistry and Wood Biotechnology and KF2280 Structure and Function of Biofibres.

Only one of the courses KF2460, KF2010 and KF2280 may be included in the exam.