Chemistry Department Seminar Alfred Voskian Syska Voskian Consulting. "Polymers: The Chemistry behind Plastics"
- 2/14/2014 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Location: Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020
- Event Type: Seminar
- Sponsor: Chemistry
- Contact: Penny Westfall
- - Open to the Bowdoin Community -
Plastics are ubiquitous in today’s life. They have enabled great advancements in safety, sanitation and efficiency, but also can be the source of dangerous pollution and toxicity. We will look at some of the major polymer families we encounter every day, differentiating characteristics of each, and especially the chemical reaction streams used to create finished plastics from basic hydrocarbons.