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New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering    
  Feb 19, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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

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