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Undergraduate Handbook

Chemistry and Physics of Synthetic and Biological Polymers - BIOM9432
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Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course outlines the chemistry and physics of synthetic and natural polymers. It is an introductory level offering that covers polymerisation, synthesis of branched macromolecules and networks and polymer behaviour in solution and solid state. It also covers biological polymers. This includes synthesis and characterisation of biological polymers using proteins, polysaccharides and DNA as examples.

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