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Volume 83, Issue 12


Terminology of polymers and polymerization processes in dispersed systems (IUPAC Recommendations 2011)

Stanislaw Slomkowski
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Published Online: 2011-09-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1351/PAC-REC-10-06-03

A large group of industrially important polymerization processes is carried out in dispersed systems. These processes differ with respect to their physical nature, mechanism of particle formation, particle morphology, size, charge, types of interparticle interactions, and many other aspects. Polymer dispersions, and polymers derived from polymerization in dispersed systems, are used in diverse areas such as paints, adhesives, microelectronics, medicine, cosmetics, biotechnology, and others. Frequently, the same names are used for different processes and products or different names are used for the same processes and products. The document contains a list of recommended terms and definitions necessary for the unambiguous description of processes, products, parameters, and characteristic features relevant to polymers in dispersed systems.

Keywords: dispersed systems; glossary; IUPAC Polymer Division; polymerization processes; polymer terminology; terminology

Project Year: 2002, Project Code: 2002-017-1-400


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Citation Information: Pure and Applied Chemistry, Volume 83, Issue 12, Pages 2229–2259, ISSN (Online) 1365-3075, ISSN (Print) 0033-4545, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1351/PAC-REC-10-06-03.

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