Monomers

Monomers are molecules that serve as the basic building blocks of larger molecules, such as proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and plastics. By joining together in long chains, monomers are capable of forming polymers molecules with a wide range of uses and properties. Common monomers include amino acids and sugars, as well as synthetic monomers such as styrene and vinyl chloride. Monomers are essential for the production of materials and products that are used in everyday life, including plastics, textiles, pharmaceuticals and biofuels. Furthermore, monomers are key components of biological processes such as DNA, RNA and protein synthesis. Monomers are also important in the fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology, as they can be used to create complex structures, with many potential applications.


From: International Journal of Amino Acids

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Editor: Julia Piccoli, University of Sao Paulo-UNESP
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Amino Acids encourages author to submit manuscripts to the journal for evaluation, from all fields of amino acid and protein research: analysis, separation, synthesis, biosynthesis, cross linking amino acids, racemization/enantiomers, modification of amino acids as phosphorylation, methylation, acetylation of amino acids.