New Approaches to Synthesis
The goal of chemistry to produce tailor made materials with specific characteristics is particularly exiting when it comes to macromolecules. Small components – monomers – have to be linked together in long chains or complex formations like ladder-structures or networks.
All this has to be perfect - that is without defects in the construction - because possible defects can damage the designated material properties. Modern methods of synthesis allow for a “molecular building-set system” and provide product characteristics that material science previously could only dream of.