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Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules

Code: 152856
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Davor Kovačević - Lectures
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Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Macromolecules: polymers, polyelectrolytes, polysaccharides, proteins; structural models, chain configuration; effect of structure and molar mass on physico-chemical properties of macromolecules.
Electrostatic interactions in macromolecule solutions; problem of excluded volume, application of numerical simulation methods.
Methods for determination of molar mass; osmotic pressure, sedimentation, viscosity.
Methods for particle size determination; light scattering, x-ray scattering, neutron scattering, microscopic methods.
Polymers in solution; solubility, conformation, formation of polyelectrolyte complexes.
Polymers on surface; polymer adsorption, kinetics of adsorption, polyelectrolyte multilayers, polyelectrolyte brushes.
description of instruction methods lectures (presentations), consultations
description of course/module requirements seminar (brief presentation), oral exam
  1. S. F. Sun: Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules: Basic Principles and Issues, 2. izd.,
    Wiley, New York, 2004.
    P. C. Hiemenz and T. P. Lodge, Polymer Chemistry, 2. izd., CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2007.
    A. Y. Grosberg, A. R. Khokhlov: Giant Molecules, Academic Press, San Diego, 1997.
    T. Radeva (ur.): Physical Chemistry of Polyelectrolytes, M. Dekker, New York, 2001.
    G. Decher, J. B. Schlenoff, Multilayer Thin Films, 2. izd., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2012.
    revijalni članci i znanstvene monografije
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