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David Segal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804079

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804079.001.0001

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Polymers

Polymers

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(p.31) 4 Polymers
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Materials for the 21st Century
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David Segal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804079.003.0004

Chapter 4 describes polymers—synthetic polymers (thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics). It also describes the vulcanisation of rubber. A timeline for the development of synthetic polymer is given. It also describes natural polymers such as proteins and genes. Use of renewable sources such as crops to produce polymers is outlined.

Keywords:   polymer, vulcanisation, thermoplastics, thermosetting plastics, proteins, genes, renewable sources

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