Talk:Polymer chemistry

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 Definition A multidisciplinary science that deals with the chemical synthesis and chemical properties of polymers or macromolecules. [d] [e]
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This stuff belongs in the polymer article, or somewhere else. This particular article is about the discipline of polymer chemistry, not an introductory course in polymer chemistry.

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Polymers form by polymerization of monomers. A polymer is chemically described by its degree of polymerisation, molar mass distribution, tacticity, copolymer distribution, the degree of branching, by its end-groups, crosslinks, crystallinity and thermal properties such as its glass transition temperature and melting temperature. Polymers in solution have special characteristics with respect to solubility, viscosity and gelation.


somehow there is NO chemistry left. it is more a card of trivial pursuit - nice to read but presents no insight in what it is about. Robert Tito |  Talk  20:33, 6 April 2007 (CDT)

I think perhaps there is disagreement as to whether this page is to be an introductory primer to polymer chemistry or an introduction to the discipline of polymer chemistry. What would you recommend? Jacob Jensen 19:05, 8 April 2007 (CDT)

If I may say, as I am interested in chemistry and am at least one member of your audience - do both. Have an article, say this one on the Discipline of Polymer Chemistry and give it a title that makes that clear. Have another article that covers Polymers -the chemical moieties. Of course - you could do one and then split it, but they are both large fields -are they not? The discipline article could eventually include the various ways one can become a professional in it around the world, as well as the journals, etc . The chemical one could include- polymers. My vote, anyway. Oh, meanwhile-check the list of Chemistry editors- I just admitted one or two. I think one does polymers. Check the page history so you see the new ones. more advice from Miss Bossy. Nancy Sculerati 19:28, 8 April 2007 (CDT)

Well actually I am working on something like that - because as info this is useful, but as telling people what polymers are it fails in my opinion, because of its dry content where so many more topics and facts can be found that might attract attention to a science with dwindling number of professionals. I will mail you about it and present you with a scematic - lets see what we can do with that - if you woudld like. cheers, Robert Tito |  Talk  19:34, 8 April 2007 (CDT)
I wrote this before Nancy did, but ahem, as usual - our edits conflicted :)

Overlap with macromolecular chemistry

Coincidentally I discovered the present article, which coexists with macromolecular chemistry. I set a wikilink to the latter. Further I looked at the history of the present article. To my surprise I saw that the very same wikilink had already existed and that Jacob Jensen had removed it. The reason of existence of this article (next to macromolecular chemistry) is not very clear to me, and why Jacob Jensen removed the wikilink is not clear to me either. Can somebody explain this?--Paul Wormer 10:10, 30 September 2007 (CDT)

Yeah, this article seems to be a redundancy to an already approved one. Yi Zhe Wu 20:32, 14 October 2007 (CDT)