2020-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2020-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BE-GY 6723 Natural Polymers and Materials

3 Credits
This course introduces natural and biomimetic polymers with an interdisciplinary view of biology, chemistry and macromolecular science. Topics: Natural building blocks and methods by which nature carries out polymer synthesis and modification reactions; DNA; structural proteins; plant proteins; polysaccharides; polyesters; biosurfactants; polymers built from natural monomers and a wide variety of renewable resources; uses of polymers as fibers, films, rheological modifiers, flocculants, foams, adhesives and membranes; special applications of natural polymers in medicine and as biodegradable plastics.

Prerequisite(s): Adviser’s approval.
Weekly Lecture Hours: 3 | Weekly Lab Hours: 0 | Weekly Recitation Hours: 0