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10,000 Polymers

a: Polymer ~
b: string of pearls

What: "A polymer is like a string of pearls, with each individual pearl representing one monomer. Polymers typically have hundreds to thousands of copies of each monomer. In fact, natural rubber is a polymer that has over 100,000 monomers of isoprene along a single chain."

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Writer: Anne J. McNeil
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 13 2013 6:38 PM


Not A Good Analogy, But......

a: Polymer ~
b: a Lego house

What: "A monomer is like a Lego building block, whereas a polymer is like a Lego house .One Lego doesn't build a house, but by combining them you can put together a house. This is the same for macromolecules like carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 13 2013 6:43 PM


Antimicrobia Coatings

a: Polymer ~
b: the spine of a bottle brush

What: "We have a macromolecular architec- ture that looks something like a bottle brush. That is, the main chain of the polymer is like the spine of a bottle brush while the side chains that have the antimicrobial function stick out like bristles"

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Writer: Kenneth Wynne, Ph.D.
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Date: May 13 2013 6:51 PM


A Long Train With Many Cars.....

a: A polymer ~
b: a freight train

What: "a polymer is like a freight train with many cars. The individual cars would represent the monomers making up the polymer. If two monomers are joined then the resulting molecule is a dimer, if three monomers are linked, it's called a trimer, and so on... Thus, life is modular or has a modular construction."

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Writer: Dr. S.G. Saupe
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Date: May 13 2013 6:35 PM


Many Pieces Into One

a: A polymer ~
b: paper clips linked together

What: "If you think of a paperclip as a molecule, a polymer is like a long chain of paperclips." Source is unknown.

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 13 2013 6:40 PM


Something To Do With Plastic

a: A polymer ~
b: a big chain that connects units of molecules

What: "The key ingredients in AL-Badri's research are polymers. "A polymer is like a big chain that connects repeated units of molecules, which act like hooks. By adding different functional groups to the hooks, you can change the physical and chemical properties of the polymer. We start with a polymer material, then we functionalize it to get the properties we want.". "

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Writer: Zoha AL-Badri
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 13 2013 6:54 PM



a: DNA polymer ~
b: a very long string of beads

What:

"The DNA polymer is like a very long string of beads which carry the genetic code."


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Writer: Gerrard K. H. Teoh
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Date: Mar 11 2015 11:05 AM



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