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National Chemistry Week 2020: Resources on Glues and Adhesives from the Journal of Chemical Education

National Chemistry Week, a community-based annual event uniting ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating and promoting the value of chemistry in our everyday life, is being celebrated October 18–24, 2020 with the theme “Sticking with Chemistry”, featuring the chemistry of glues and adhesives. Topics such as making glue, investigating properties of glue, and exploring applications of adhesives can be used to motivate students, illustrate important chemical concepts, and communicate the importance of chemistry. Make the most of this annual celebration by connecting chemistry to students’ everyday lives through resources from the Journal of Chemical Education.

Making Glue

An Introduction to the Scientific Process: Preparation of Poly(vinyl acetate) Glue
Journal of Chemical Education 2001, 78 (10), 1370-1372
DOI: 10.1021/ed078p1370
Safe and Sustainable Chemistry Activities: Fostering a Culture of Safety in K–12 and Community Outreach Programs
Journal of Chemical Education Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00128
“Making Every Second Count”: Utilizing TikTok and Systems Thinking to Facilitate Scientific Public Engagement and Contextualization of Chemistry at Home
Journal of Chemical Education 2020, 97 (10)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00511

Investigating Properties of Glue

What’s Gluep? Characterizing a Cross-Linked Polymer
Journal of Chemical Education 1998, 75 (11), 1432A-1432B
DOI: 10.1021/ed075p1432
A Polymer in Everyday Life: The Isolation of Poly(vinyl alcohol) from Aqueous PVA Glues. An Undergraduate Chemistry Experiment
Journal of Chemical Education 2006, 83 (10), 1534-1536
DOI: 10.1021/ed083p1534
How To Learn and Have Fun with Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) and White Glue
Journal of Chemical Education 1998, 75 (11), 1410-1418
DOI: 10.1021/ed075p1410
Identification of Glue Vapors Using Electron Impact and Chemical Ionization Modes in GC–MS
Journal of Chemical Education 2006, 83 (8), 1196-1199
DOI: 10.1021/ed083p1196

Exploring Applications of Adhesives

Hands-on Experiments for the Application of a Flexible, Conductive Nanomaterial Utilizing Silver-Nanopaste-Incorporated Tracks
Journal of Chemical Education 2020, 97 (10)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00588
Rainbow Colors Generated by Viewing Transparent Polymers through Polarizers
Journal of Chemical Education 2020, 97 (1), 154-158
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00045
Simple and Versatile Protocol for Preparing Self-Healing Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hydrogels
Journal of Chemical Education 2019, 96 (10), 2247-2252
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00161
Forensic Chemistry: The Revelation of Latent Fingerprints
Journal of Chemical Education 2015, 92 (3), 497-504
DOI: 10.1021/ed400597u
Fun with Fingerprints: Cyanoacrylate Fuming
Journal of Chemical Education 2008, 85 (6), 816A-816B
DOI: 10.1021/ed085p816A
Differential Scanning Calorimetry for Art Conservation Graduate Students: A Practical Laboratory Exercise Using Polymer Blends
Journal of Chemical Education 2018, 95 (7), 1192-1197
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00976
Synthetic Materials in Art Conservation
Journal of Chemical Education 1981, 58 (4), 321-324
DOI: 10.1021/ed058p321
Chemistry of Postage Stamps: Dyes, Phosphors, Adhesives
Journal of Chemical Education 1987, 64 (3), 195-200
DOI: 10.1021/ed064p195
Visualizing Dispersion Interactions
Journal of Chemical Education 2014, 91 (5), 666-672
DOI: 10.1021/ed400468g

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