(23 Mar 1881 - 8 Sep 1965)
Science Quotes by Hermann Staudinger (1 quote)
The most fundamental difference between compounds of low molecular weight and macromolecular compounds resides in the fact that the latter may exhibit properties that cannot be deduced from a close examination of the low molecular weight materials. Not very different structures can be obtained from a few building blocks; but if 10,000 or 100,000 blocks are at hand, the most varied structures become possible, such as houses or halls, whose special structure cannot be predicted from the constructions that are possible with only a few building blocks... Thus, a chromosome can be viewed as a material whose macromolecules possess a well defined arrangement, like a living room in which each piece of furniture has its place and not, as in a warehouse, where the pieces of furniture are placed together in a heap without design.
— Hermann Staudinger
- 23 Mar - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Staudinger's birth.
- From Organic Chemistry to Macromolecules (autobiography), by Hermann Staudinger. - book suggestion.