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Welcome to the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry

This building is named after Hermann Staudinger who from 1926 to 1956 carried out his pioneering research on macromolecules in Freiburg. In 1953, Herman Staudinger was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his seminal contributions to proof existence of macromolecules. (click here for the Noble Lecture)

His theories on the structure of polymers and polymer fibers, and his investigations of biological macromolecules later on in his career formed the basis for countless modern developments in material sciences and biological sciences and laid the foundation for the rapid growth of the plastic industry.