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Publicly Available Published by De Gruyter September 13, 2016

Preferred Names of Constitutional Units for Use in Structure-based Names of Polymers

From the journal Chemistry International

A list of constitutional units (CU) used for naming polymers according to IUPAC nomenclature rules is provided. This list contains CUs of commercial and well-known polymers, as well as CUs which have been used in polymer-nomenclature-related IUPAC documents. A preferred name is provided for each constitutional unit. Other acceptable names are also listed, along with names which must not be used because they are outdated or incorrect, although they may have been correct in the past or in a different context. A second table contains the names of common polymers: structure-based, source-based, and retained traditional polymer names, as well as names that are not acceptable, again because they are outdated or incorrect. These tables supersede similar tables and names in previous documents. The rules given in those documents are still valid, but the names of constitutional units should be checked for agreement with the present document. The preferred names of constitutional units in Table 1 should be used in structure-based names of regular and irregular polymers.

Comments by 14 November 2016

Corresponding Author: Werner Mormann,

Online erschienen: 2016-9-13
Erschienen im Druck: 2016-9-1

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