Polymer tied in celtic knots | Chemistry World

  • Polymer tied in celtic knots | Chemistry World – Celtic knots and ancient art have inspired a new way of synthesising polymers. The slow-motion method of controlling polymer growth produces a single chain that when linked repeatedly, intricately wraps around itself to form a dense structure. Scientists at the University of Ireland, Galway, say their new process offers potential in areas including medical devices, drug delivery, elastics and adhesives.(DOI:10.1038/ncomms2887)
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