Polymers are materials made of long, repeating chains of molecules, called monomers. The term polymer is often used to describe plastics, which are synthetic polymers. However, natural polymers also exist; for example Proteins are natural polymers made up of amino acids, and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) are polymers of nucleotides. Since they are present in the biological sytems(living organisms) they were called as biopolymers.
Polymers are used in almost every area of modern living. Grocery bags, soda and water bottles, textile fibers, phones, computers, food packaging, auto parts, and toys all contain polymers. Even more-sophisticated technology uses polymers. For example, the membranes for water desalination, carriers used in controlled drug release and biopolymers for tissue engineering all use polymers.
Artificial skin made of a silicone polymer may be the future of anti-aging efforts. In the form of two creams, the polymer may be able to tighten a person's skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and diminish under-eye bags, according to a study published May 2016 in the journal Nature Materials. Such artificial skin may also be used to help those with skin conditions, such as eczema, or be used as sun block.
Many researchers are keeping their efforts to bring further more applications of polymers and many discoveries are being made every hour. Journal of Polymer Science is also contributing a little to the scientific world by bringing those research works open into light. The Journal is cordially inviting researchers to associate with the journal and publish their research work in the journal.
Journal of Polymer Science and Applications.
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