Hermann Staudinger, Macromolecules (1953)


The chemist Hermann Staudinger (1881-1965) was the founder of macromolecular chemistry. His particular research interest was polymerization, from which complex molecular chains arose. In 1922, Staudinger coined the term “macromolecule” to describe the model he held in his hands.


Source: Hermann Staudinger, Freiburg, Germany, November 3, 1953. Photo: Albert Riethausen.

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Hermann Staudinger, Macromolecules (1953), published in: German History Intersections, <https://germanhistory-intersections.org/en/knowledge-and-education/ghis:image-25> [December 02, 2023].