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Publicly Available Published by De Gruyter October 12, 2015

Source-Based Nomenclature for Single-Strand Homopolymers and Copolymers

From the journal Chemistry International

Provisional Recommendations are drafts of IUPAC recommendations on terminology, nomenclature, and symbols, made widely available to allow interested parties to comment before the recommendations are finally revised and published in IUPAC’s journal Pure and Applied Chemistry. Full text is available online.

IUPAC recommendations on source-based nomenclature for single-strand polymers have so far addressed its application mainly to copolymers, non-linear polymers and polymer assemblies, and within generic source-based nomenclature of polymers. In this document, rules are formulated for devising a satisfactory source-based name for a polymer, whether homopolymer or copolymer, which are as clear and rigorous as possible. Thus, the source-based system for naming polymers is presented in a totality that serves as a user-friendly alternative to the structure-based system of polymer nomenclature. In addition, because of their widespread and established use, recommendations for the use of traditional names of polymers are also elaborated.

Comments by 31 December 2015

Corresponding author: Richard G. Jones <>

Online erschienen: 2015-10-12
Erschienen im Druck: 2015-9-1

©2015 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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