The Next 100 Years of Polymer Science


Abd-El-Aziz A. S. , Antonietti M., Barner-Kowollik C., Binder W. H. , Boeker A., Boyer C., ...More

MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol.221, no.16, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 221 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/macp.202000216
  • Title of Journal : MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS

Abstract

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the first article on polymerization, published by Hermann Staudinger. It is Staudinger who realized that polymers consist of long chains of covalently linked building blocks. Polymers have had a tremendous impact on the society ever since this initial publication. People live in a world that is almost impossible to imagine without synthetic polymers. But what does the future hold for polymer science? In this article, the editors and advisory board ofMacromolecular Chemistry and Physicsreflect on this question.