By Gary Patterson
This sequel to A Prehistory of Polymer technological know-how starts with the Faraday dialogue of 1935 on Polymerization. Patterson then examines the extraordinary upward thrust and institution of polymer technology after 1935 from the viewpoint of the emergence of sturdy highbrow leaders. whereas sufficient biographical element is gifted to realize an appreciation for the function performed by way of every one chief, the emphasis of this quantity is at the key strategies linked to each one person and the way the group embraced those leaders.
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Boyer (1910-1993) on ‘‘Styrene: Its Polymers, Copolymers and Derivatives’’ was commissioned in this laboratory . New developments in the understanding of polyisoprene also occurred in the timeframe of the current treatise, and Kurt Meyer was one of the leading workers in this area. Much better X-ray pictures were obtained from stretched sheets (Fig. 10). The good data allowed the intrinsic cis conformation of the double bond in natural rubber to be confirmed. It also yielded a very good model for the chain conformation as a whole in crystalline natural rubber and a deep insight into the unit cells observed.
Unless the material performs adequately under the range of expected conditions, it is useless for industrial practice. Alfrey displayed both a high level of mathematical sophistication and a keen appreciation of the realities of industrial practice. In this regard, he was a model polymer scientist. Eric S. Proskauer (1903-1991) 49 Fig. 19 Eric Proskauer (1903-1991) Eric S. Proskauer (1903-1991) In addition to being a publisher with Interscience, Eric Proskauer was a beloved member of the polymer community.
Polymer Science from 1935-1953: Consolidating the Paradigm by Gary Patterson