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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 21 (2016) pp 302-304

Hermann Staudinger: Holding on to a Concept Which People Questioned

Rick C. White*

Department of Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341,

Published: 22 December 2016

Abstract. Although many Germans thought Hermann Staudinger was unpatriotic and was a pacifist during war years, and would not accept his concept on macromolecules. He won the 1953 Nobel Prize for his advancement of chemistry, and society, through polymers.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; macromolecules

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