Advances in Microscale Polymer Chemistry
Micro-polymer chemistry experiment teaching had such characteristics as using less reagents, less pollution and more portable in comparison with the conventional experiment, with the significant progress, more than thirty years ago. In China, Zhou Ninghuai and others firstly began to go on micro-scale experiment research and Professor Li Qingshan who brought this innovation to polymer organic synthesis experiment has done a lot of works in micro-polymer chemistry experiment teaching. To carry out the study of micro-polymer chemistry experiments not only accords with teaching methods and reform, but also conforms to the trend of the times of green chemistry. The research and application of micro-polymer chemistry experiment have broad prospects. The microscale chemistry experiment (ML) is developed from the idea of green chemistry and the prevention of chemical industry. Microscale chemistry presents a low-cost and green approach in the teaching of chemistry laboratory courses, so it’s the reform of traditional chemical methods. In micro-chemistry experiment, most of the raw materials are in the amount of quality 1g or volume of 1mL below, in line with famous micro-chemist Professor Ma Zusheng (Prof • T. S. Ma), who put forward that "It is to use the chemical reagents as low as possible to obtain the necessary technology information in microscale chemical experiments". In contrast to conventional macroscale chemistry experiment, the micro-chemistry experiment can not only reduce the running cost of laboratory teaching, but also alleviate the potential hazard sassociated with chemistry experiments.
Jinsheng Liang and Lijuan Wang
Q. S. Li et al., "Advances in Microscale Polymer Chemistry", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 178, pp. 373-377, 2011