Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course is intended to give a general knowledge on polymers and on the most relevant aspects of the use of synthetic polymers in the field of biotechnology.
Course contents summary
Definitions, nomenclature; main properties; crystallinity, solubility, melting point, glass transition point; distribution of molecular masses; structures of polymers; conformation and configuration. Mechanical and reological properties.
Polymer synthesis and polymerization processes.
Fibres, plastics and elastomers
Polymers from renewable resources and their applications
Polymers in medicine
Polymers for tissue engineering applications
Polymers in pharmaceutical applications.
Material given by the teacher
Assessment methods and criteria