Nature News Feature highlights 2D polymers among others

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"... creating 2D polymers is tough. If just one of the holes in the growing mesh closes up in the wrong way, the membrane could buckle into a 3D mess. Polymer chemist Dieter Schlüter of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich worked on this problem for more than a decade before achieving success in 2014."

"Schlüter admits that he has faced scepticism about whether 2D polymers will flourish. “But that’s healthy,” he says. “And I’m very stubborn — I will not give up, I’m convinced of the great potential this development has.”
 

The plastics revolution: how chemists are pushing polymers to new limits, M. Peplow, Nature 2016, 536, 266. DOI:10.1038/536266a

 
 
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