Researchers at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, have reportedly made a breakthrough in polymer construction. Professor David Haddleton of Warwick’s Department of Chemistry has successfully translated desired properties of a material into the corresponding polymer structure—polymer DNA, so to speak. Using the same emulsion process as paint and adhesives, the new process can synthesize polymers using water as a solvent, as opposed to previous processes that used sulfur or copper.
The findings were recently published in Nature Chemistry.
More news from around the web:
- Polymer Discs Convert Heat into Electricity
- Composites Have Growth Room in U.S. Auto Industry
- When it Comes to Polymer Fragility, Size does Matter
Are you interested in news stories on a particular topic? Send your suggestions to Morgan Laidlaw at email@example.com.
Report Abusive Comment