University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (12): 71-76.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202007074

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Brief Introduction to Some Important Polymeric Materials in the Battle against COVID-19

Jing Yan1, Yuchen Li1, Fenglin Zhong2, Yi Yan1,*()   

  1. 1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710129, P. R. China
    2 Queen Mary University of London Engineering School, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072, P. R. China
  • Received:2020-07-23 Accepted:2020-09-09 Published:2020-09-11
  • Contact: Yi Yan


Polymeric materials played an important role in the battle against novel corona virus epidemic. These materials can be seen everywhere not only from the conventional protective masks to professional protective equipment, but also from the expensive extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to the rapid construction of the Huoshenshan and Leishenshan Hospital. In this paper, the synthesis, processing and manufacture of these polymeric materials are introduced from the viewpoint of polymer chemistry, polymer physics and polymer processing, with emphasis on the important role of these materials in the battle against the COVID-19 epidemic.

Key words: Novel coronavirus pneumonia, Polymeric materials, Medical supplies