The Industry of Biopolymers (3 cr.) - CHM 636

The course provides a comprehensive review of the major classes of biopolymers and their everyday life applications ranging from packaging materials to specialty products in medicine. The course discusses the chemistry, molecular structures, high-order structures, sources, and disposal of polymers from renewable resources such as proteins, polysaccharides, and vegetable oils. It also highlights polymers from naturally created analogues.