Milestone paper IUPAC 1976, in the LIBRARY

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Several geopolymer scientists asked me to make available for free download in the LIBRARY, my first paper presented at the IUPAC Symposium on Long-Term Properties of Polymers and Polymeric Materials. This symposium held in Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 1976, had a session Topic III dedicated to New Polymers of High-Stability. I had asked Professor Herman Mark from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, New York, President of this IUPAC Symposium, to outline the potential of this new mineral polymer research. Prof. H. Mark was a world famous polymer scientist and he encouraged me to implement this new field of polymer chemistry targeted at developing high-temperature and fire resistant polymers.Three years later, I created the Geopolymer Institute and coined the generic term “geopolymer”.
In the LIBRARY, it is paper # 20 Milestone paper IUPAC 1976.

Prof. Dr. Joseph Davidovits, Nov. 2011