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Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V. (GDCh), Germany

The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) is the largest chemical society in continental Europe with members from academe, industry and other areas. The GDCh supports chemistry in teaching, research and application and promotes the understanding of chemistry in the public. The society, a registered more

Wyatt Technology Europe GmbH, Germany

Wyatt Technology is a leading manufacturer and provider of instruments for the separation and comprehensive characterization of macromolecules. The Wyatt toolkit for macromolecular characterization offers complete solutions for the analysis of proteins, polymers and particles with respect to molar m more

Postnova Analytics GmbH, Germany

Leading Manufacturer of Systems and Services for Field-flow Fractionation and Light Scattering used for the Characterization of Biopolymers, Macromolecules and Nanoparticles. Chromatography Supplies and Consumables for GPC, SEC, HPLC and CE. more

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News Polymers

  • Synthesizing narrow ribbons of graphene using only light and heat

    Silicon -- the shiny, brittle metal commonly used to make semiconductors -- is an essential ingredient of modern-day electronics. But as electronic devices have become smaller and smaller, creating tiny silicon components that fit inside them has become more challenging and more expensive. Now, UCLA more

  • Fine felted nanotubes

    Extremely lightweight, electrically highly conductive, and more stable than steel: due to their unique properties, carbon nanotubes would be ideal for numerous applications, from ultra-lightweight batteries to high-performance plastics, right through to medical implants. However, to date it has been more

  • Scientific advances can make it easier to recycle plastics

    Most of the 150 million tons of plastics produced around the world every year end up in landfills, the oceans and elsewhere. Less than 9 percent of plastics are recycled in the United States, rising to about 30 percent in Europe. That's a $176 billion problem, the potential energy savings scientists more

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Videos Polymers

New Polymers for Solar Power

As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Scott T. Milner RI ’16 discusses current trends in solar power, how solar cells work, and how polymer-based materials may offer an attractive alternative to silicon. more

World's first directly light powered walking device

Scientists have developed a polymer film with liquid crystals, that can undulate under the influence of light. They clamped a strip of this material in a rectangular frame, and it goes for a walk all on its own when illuminated. This research, performed by scientists of Eindhoven University of T ... more

Curvature from planar polymer sheets in response to light

Researchers at NC State have developed a way to create curvature from 2D sheets using only light.The advance builds on earlier work by the same research team, which focused on self-folding 3-D structures. The key advance here is that rather than having the plastic fold along sharp lines – into s ... more

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Infographics Polymers

The Chemistry of the World Cup Football

A number of chemical materials are used in the manufacture of the Brazuca, the World Cup football. The majority of these materials are polymers; these are very long molecules built up from many smaller component molecules. A simple, everyday example is polyethene, used to make some plastic bags. Dif more

A Guide to Common Household Plastics

Plastic is everywhere in our day to day lives – but, of course, ‘plastic’ is just a catch-all term for a range of different chemical substances. This graphic takes a look at some of the more common plastics we encounter on a regular basis, and examines their chemical structures. Below, we’ll also ta more

The Chemistry of the EURO 2016 Football

This year’s European Championships are now well under way in France, and there’s already been some great football on show. It might surprise you to learn that some chemistry has also been taking centre-stage! The EURO 2016 ball is a triumph of materials science, and in this post we take a look at so more

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Events Polymers

Conference
05-06 – 08-06
2018
Nassau, BS

4th Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

The fourth FPM series will bring together leaders in polymers and polymeric materials from around the world to describe their most recent and cutting edge discoveries. The aim of the conference is to capture the multidisciplinary nature of polymer chemistry with topics spanning "basic synthesis and

Conference
23-09 – 26-09
2018
Titisee-Neustadt, DE

GS9 Advanced Reaction Media

Since its foundation in the year 2002, the "Green Solvents" biennial conference series has been established as a unique platform for the discussion of scientific progress and industrial implementation of advanced fluids in chemical synthesis and processes. The approaches discussed comprise aqueous p

Fair/Exhibition
05-01 – 08-01
2019
Dubai, AE

Arabplast 2019

ArabPlast 2019, the biggest plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry exhibition in the Mena region, is set to bring together key players and experts in the sector from around the world in Dubai in early January. The previous edition of ArabPlast had seen participation by 906 exhibitors from 41 c

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q&more articles Polymers

  • Modular biofactories at the cellular level

    Despite his love for complex molecular architectures, this „dyed-in-the-wool“ bio-organic chemist has never embraced the conventional segregation of synthetic polymers and bio­logical macromolecules. All molecules are composed of atoms, after all. Why make an artificial distinction? Why not simply combine these domains together? more

Definition

Coordination polymers

Coordination polymers Coordination polymer is the term given in inorganic chemistry to a metal coordination compound where a ligand bridge s between metal centres, where each metal centre binds to more than one ligand to create an infinite arr ... more

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