All Polymers articles – Page 4

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    Phenol-methanal polymerisiation

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    Create and investigate the properties of Bakelite (the first genuine synthetic polymer) by dissolving phenol in a mixture of aqueous methanal and ethanoic acid to make the polymer.

  • Box of polystyrene
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    Disappearing plastic

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    Solve the mysterious disappearance of expanded polystyrene that was placed in propanone – and investigate the clue of the ‘fizzing’ gas bubbles.

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    Organic chemistry infographics

    2015-04-10T15:06:00Z In association with

    A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics covering various topics of organic chemistry. These would be a valuable addition to any science classroom.

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    Other infographics

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    A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics that cover a wide variety of topics. These infographics would make a valuable addition to any science classroom. Topics include: the science of sunscreen; what the chemical composition of smartphones and British coins are; and potential indicators of ‘bad science’ ...

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    Teaching through polymers

    2015-03-09T00:00:00Z

    Introduction of macromolecular science/polymeric materials into the foundational course in organic chemistry

  • A selection of coloured nail polish
    The Mole

    Polished polymers

    2015-01-01T09:08:00Z

    Tom Husband explains how varnishing your nails is more like making plastic than painting

  • A balloon bursting
    Exhibition chemistry

    Perturbed polymers

    2014-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Declan Fleming shows you how to capture your students’ imaginations with spectacular demonstrations

  • A 3D printer builds up an object layer by layer
    The Mole

    Trade secrets... Print your world

    2014-11-01T11:50:00Z

    Secrets of the trade: Jonathan Hare gets hands-on with the 3D printing revolution

  • Chemical structure of Aminoethoxy ethanol substituted phosphazene (AEEP)
    News

    Plant plastics reach for the stars

    2014-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Starch turned into a strong transparent film

  • Polymer changing colour in presence of TNT
    News

    A real red alert for explosives

    2014-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Sensory polymer could be used for smart fibres

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    ChemTube3D: Polymers

    This section provides an interactive 3D experience with many different polymers and demonstrates the key features of each one.

  • Dissolving dress
    The Mole

    When chemistry and art collide

    2014-07-01T16:10:00Z

    From disappearing bottles to catalytic clothing: Josh Howgego investigates how a scientist–artist duo is starting conversations about society’s future

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    BPA substitute from paper by-product

    2014-05-08T00:00:00Z

    Plant-derived plastic shows benefits of BPA without the toxicity

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    Polymers

    Understanding the formation and properties of polymers gives an insight into how they are used in everyday life. The chemistry involved is varied and links together many aspects of the subject including an introduction to organic chemistry, ions, structure and bonding. The activities that include both practicals and questions help ...

  • Christmas tree
    Feature

    Terpenes: not just for Christmas

    2014-01-07T00:00:00Z

    The chemicals that give Christmas trees their pine fresh smell could be at the centre of a chemical revolution, as Josh Howgego explains

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    Polymer regenerates all by itself

    2013-11-06T00:00:00Z

    Elastomers heal themselves

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    The science of sorting

    2013-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Many of the UK's local authorities collect recyclable waste mixed together in the same bin. Mike Tingle discovers how differences in chemical and physical properties are used to separate a wide variety of materials

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    Chemistry in your Bathroom resource

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    Discover how Croda products transform your bathroom from disarray to a fully functionable and clean bathroom with this resource explaining the chemistry behind these products. Please note that some aspects of the resource are no longer interactive/functional.

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    Electrochromic polymer

    Using polymers to rival metals in conducting electricity.

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    Green plastics

    Introducing students to the role of chemistry in creating a more sustainable society.