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I think the section on polymer architecture could be expanded and even have it's own page. On the page for RAFT polymerization, there is a section on applications that includes a discussion of architecture and has a figure. In my opinion, this figure and some of the discussion is inappropriate for a page on RAFT and I am thinking of moving the figure to a new page titles Polymer Architecture. Any objections / thoughts? AussieScientist (talk) 16:46, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
The section is very long and would merit its own page. You seem to be a new user; if you have any problems orchestrating this then let me know and I will help. Unfortunately I know very little about this subject and cannot give much input on what ought to be in an article called "polymer architecture", but if you have ideas then I would love to help you make it happen. Blue Rasberry(talk) 19:42, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
I just added Gel to the See also list at the end, and Sol-gel was already there. Dirac66 (talk) 02:56, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
you want a novice to use this to learn? - SIMPLIFY!
This article could scare away an entire generation of potential polymer specialists. Imagine all those little kids wondering what the wonderful world of polymers is all about, then they try to read the intro to this and have seizures! Seriously, this "article" could be worse than nothing. It is of no use to anyone trying to learn, it's techno-babble by a narrow expert who doesn't get out much. By the time I looked up everything I'd need to know to re-write this, I'd be an expert too. Pb8bije6a7b6a3w (talk) 16:41, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Who would you like to fix this? Can you recommend someone? Blue Rasberry(talk) 20:25, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
I changed the pronunciation to /ˈpɒl.ɨ.mər/. On Wikipedia, /ɨ/ is the symbol we use to indicate the weak vowel that can be pronounced either /ə/ (especially in American English) or /ɪ/. Both pages that were given as sources for the pronunciation in fact give both these possibilities. For syllabification, I attached the /l/ to the stressed syllable following the practice of most pronunciation dictionaries. Iceager (talk) 20:50, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Let me quote 'the chemical industry, 2nd ed' chapter 4: "a substance -R-R- ... Where R is a bifunctional entity (or bivalent radical) which is not capable of a separate existence" ... "This excludes ... Materials like diamond, silica and metals which appear to have the properties of polymers, but are capable of being vaporised into monomer units". Now admittedly i have no clue what a bifunctional entity is meant to mean exactly, but the simple 'composed of monomers' definition provided at the start pf this article seems grossly insufficient.--عبد المؤمن (talk) 14:46, 29 July 2013 (UTC)