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Science: Macromolecular

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  • Polypropolene (PP)
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<Polymers used>: Scroll down to view academic journals

DNA - macromolecules

Polyester and plastic bottles

Warm from waste - recycling Polymers

Youtube -

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

Interesting websites

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

Powerpoint Slide images for infograph

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.

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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).

Interesting Articles

 

Chemical & Engineering News

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