The ability of living organisms to define the molecular composition of a polymer with complete accuracy is an enviable one.
The oil droplets contain a molecular metal oxide precursor, which polymerises on contact with water forming a polymeric metal oxide coating at the oil-water interface.
Polyphosphates are a group of phosphates that are created from polymeric chemical compounds.
High molecular weight polymers can have viscosity values in the millions of centipoise range.
Latex emulsions are made up of polymeric materials suspended in an aqueous solvent by a surfactant.
Quill has already identified several ionic liquids in which a wide range of inorganic, organic and polymeric materials are highly soluble, making them prime candidates for small reactor volumes.
This is usually dextrose, but amino acids and glucose polymers can also be used.
So, it seems, the Earth's primordial soup was primed with the monomers for making the polymeric components of primitive life.
Nucleic acids are also polymers , composed of repeating units called nucleotides.
Gels in the laboratory such as silica gel and some polymers have been studied and exploited for years.