Polymer chemistry is currently one the most important areas of research in organic and materials chemistry. In the last 100 years, macromolecular substances have occupied a significant place in our daily lives. Whole periods are named after the materials, for example, the Stone Age the Bronze Age or Iron Age. From this point of view, we are in the middle of the Plastic Age.
However, many problems remain to be faced by the changing society. Hereby is the synthesis and modification of polymers an important part of the development of modern materials. For a targeted further development a strong view on the spatial effects at the molecular level is essential.
This is the main subject of this Thematic Series.
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