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By Gary Patterson Carnegie Mellon University

Polymer technology is now an energetic and thriving group of scientists, engineers and technologists, yet there has been a time, no longer see you later in the past, whilst there has been no such group. The prehistory of polymer technological know-how is helping to supply key insights into present matters and ancient difficulties. the tale can be divided into an old interval ( from Greek instances to the construction of the molecular consensus), a nascent interval (from Dalton to Kekule to van’t Hoff) and a interval of paradigm formation and controversy (from Staudinger to Mark to Carothers). The prehistory concludes with an account of the epochal 1935 dialogue of the Faraday Society on “Polymerization”. After this assembly an energetic group engaged in attempting to remedy the critical difficulties outlined by means of the discussions.

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