Scientists use organic polymers to create recyclable plastic

03/10/2010 |

Scientists from IBM and Stanford University used organic-based polymers in place of metal oxide-based polymers to create a plastic capable of being recycled an indefinite number of times, according to a paper published in Macromolecules, the journal of the American Chemical Society. Organic polymers are "dirt cheap" to make, IBM researcher Chandrasekhar Narayan said. "It's really a new class of polymers. I think it's going to revolutionize synthetic chemistry."

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