An innovative approach inherited from Giulio Natta

Giulio Natta, who awarded the Nobel prize with Karl Ziegler for their discoveries in the field of chemistry and polymer technology, believed in the observation of the surrounding nature, and in the application of similar models for scientific purposes. A thought that is the core of cultural innovation, and that over time was handed over to Neorurale.

The observation of nature has allowed developments in the field of chemistry

In Giulio Natta’s previous polymerization processes, the monomer units, whether they were olefine or dioleifine, followed each other mostly in a disorderly manner and it can be attributed to this disorder in particular, the inability of these polymers to crystallize.

Nature on the contrary presents examples of structural crystalline macromolecules sterically regular: natural rubber, gutta-percha, the crystal protein, wool, silk and cellulose. The regular repetition of units to equal steric configuration is due to the crystallinity of these natural products and their technological properties.

A high crystallinity in a polymer obtained from a monomer CH2 = CHR requires a great regularity of structure, firstly a chemical regularity, that is, the formation of linear chains without ramifications.

The resolution of the problem has only been possible when it is able to dispose of the stereospecific catalysis processes, as developed by Giulio Natta, who from the chemical point of view,  gave rise to a more regular trend, like that which  occurs in the natural molecules.

Just like Giulio Natta, Neorurale also started from the observation of nature, to attain the creation of a rural development system that, while technologically advanced, recovers a natural evolution, and proposes it in new forms.