Omfattning: 5

Tidtabel: 08.01.2020 - 09.04.2020

Ansvarslärare (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Orlando Rojas Gaona

Undervisningsperiod (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Lärandemål (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student

  • knows the most common natural and synthetic biodegradable polymers
  • can define what is biodegradation and how it is measured
  • can describe the synthesis methods of synthetic biodegradable polymers
  • knows the application areas and particular requirements of biodegradable polymers

Innehåll (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This Graduate level course deals with the general topic of biopolymers. In this context, this is an introductory course in which Biopolymers indicate those derived from renewable resources (bio-based), either biodegradable or non-biodegradable, and polymers derived from non-renewable resources that are biodegradable. It also includes those polymers produced by biological systems such as microorganisms, plants, or animals, or obtained by chemical synthesis. Fundamentals of the physical chemistry are brought to life with examples from such fields as biotechnology, paper science, biomaterials, etc. Topics include Synthetic Biopolymers, Biodegradation, (bacterial) Cellulose, Polypeptides, etc.

Metoder, arbetssätt och bedömningsgrunder (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Independent work


Arbetsmängd (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h

Independent studying 79

Exam and its preparation 30 h

Studiematerial (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be set separately

Ersättande prestationer (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

KE-100.4810 Biopolymers (3 cr)

Kursens webbplats (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Förkunskaper (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Laboratory safety course CHEM-A1010 or CHEM-E0140 (or alternatively, laboratory safety as part of courses CHEM-A1000 or CHEM-E0100 taught before Academic Year 2017-2018) must have been passed before performing any laboratory works in this course.

Bedömningsskala (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Anmälning (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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