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Glossary of terms related to kinetics, thermodynamics, and mechanisms of polymerization (IUPAC Recommendations 2008)

Stanisław Penczek1 / Graeme Moad2

1Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sienkiewicza 112, PL-90 363, Lódz, Poland

2CSIRO Molecular and Health Technologies, Bag 10, Clayton South, Victoria 3169, Australia

Project Year: 2002, Project Code: 2002-016-1-400

Citation Information: Pure and Applied Chemistry. Volume 80, Issue 10, Pages 2163–2193, ISSN (Online) 1365-3075, ISSN (Print) 0033-4545, DOI: 10.1351/pac200880102163, January 2009

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This document presents recommended definitions of basic terms related to polymerization processes. Recent developments relating to the kinetics, thermodynamics, and mechanisms of polymerization have necessitated the introduction of new terms and some revision or augmentation of terms previously defined in the Compendium of Chemical Terminology (the "Gold Book") or the IUPAC "Glossary of Basic Terms in Polymer Science".

Keywords: glossary; IUPAC Polymer Division; kinetics; mechanisms; polymerization; thermodynamics


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