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    DNA - macromolecules

     

    Polyester and plastic bottles

     

    Warm from waste - recycling Polymers

     

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    The Mystery of Macro molecules - Polymers

    Rationale

    A macromolecule is any very large molecule, usually with a diameter ranging from about 1-1000 nanometers.

    There are two types: Natural and synthetic. Plastic, resins and many synthetic fibres (e.g. nylon and cotton), rubbers and the biollogically important carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids, are among many substances that are made up of macromolecular units.

    All of these macromolecules have significance in the modern world as their chemical structure significantly effects their properties and therefore uses/functions.

    Above: Structure of rubber

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    BASICS ABOUT PLASTICS

    Natural vs Synthetic Polymers

    NATURAL POLYMERS

    SYNTHETIC POLYMERS

    Cotton / Silk

    Rubber (elastomers)


    DNA

    Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

    Structure

    Polyesters (PE)

    Cellophane

    CELLULOSE

    Images for cellulose scaffolding

     High Density Polyester

    HDPE - High Density Polyethylene

    Types of Polymers

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    Edible polymers

    Polyethylene (Low Density) LDPE

    Low Density Polyester

    Starch

    Bio-plastics

    Renewably-sourced products 

         

    The Importance of Polymers in Sports

    Comound chemicals of a Football

    Cotton to Lycra

                                                 

    Material selection [Nylon,Kevlar, Nylon Strings]

    Fabrics & Fibers

    Natural to Synthetic progression

    Polymers in ski jackets

    Popular Science (p.85).

    Kevlar® FIBRE - explained

    Scroll down to 12-18th July to discover a new use for Polymer on Glass

     

    RECYCLING PROPERTIES

       

    POLYPROPYLENE Vs POLYVINYL CHLORIDE

    Scroll down to explore recycle properties.

        
       

      Online Bibliography and Referencing tools

       

      BCRC Books

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      Industrial plastics: theory and application - Lokensgard, E.
      Call Number: NF 668.4 LOK
      Publication Date: 2004

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      Macromolecules One: Carbohydrates, Lipids and Nucleic Acids (2006) 26 Mins - With the aid of high quality graphics and animations, this program covers three major categories of biological macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids and the nucleic acids RNA and DNA.


      Macromolecules 2 - Proteins & Proteomics (2006) 27 Mins: This program introduces proteomics - the large scale study of proteins and protein interactions, with particular regard to structure and function.

       

      The importance of DNA

      Biomolecules [Pt1] - Atoms Alive The Importance of DNA: ATOMS ALIVE series.Part 1/8 Looks at the four main classes of biomolecules * Introducing nucleic acids, lipids, proteins and carbohydrates.


      Plastics: Properties and Uses (2002) 21 Mins: A comprehensive introduction to thermoplastics and their uses: * what are plastics? * raw materials: main sources world-wide * primary production: converting raw materials into useful materials * classification of plastics *.

       

      Periodicals

      Weekly:  NS;  Jan 31 2015 (p.28).

          

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        Chemical & Engineering News

        Volume 91 Issue 36 | pp. 56-62
        Issue Date: September 9, 2013

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