In the synthesis laboratory, students learn about all common polyreactions. In addition to radical polymerization, ionic polymerizations and coordinative polymerizations with Ziegler-Natta catalysts are also performed.

Polycondensations (such as the production of polyamides) and polyadditions (such as production of polyurethanes) complete the programme. IR spectroscopy, gel permeation chromatography, and solvent viscometry allow characterization.