Number: 2000-007-1-400 [
Title: Glossary of terms relating to
polymeric gels and networks, hybrid inorganic polymeric materials
and the processing thereof
Chadwick, J. He,
M. Hess, K.
Horie, P. Kratochvil,
I. Mita, G.
Moad, S. Penczek,
R. Stepto, and W.J.
410/27/95 or 230/30/95
Completion Date: 2007 - project completed
To determine standardized terminology for the chemical technologies
associated with the formation and structure of inorganic/organic
hybrid materials and organic network materials.
The project is to be pursued as a joint project between the Inorganic
and Macromolecular Divisions within the remit of the Materials Initiative.
The project team includes scientists from academia, industry and
IUPAC has approved the project with the intention of establishing
precise base definitions of terms that will carry meaning for all
academic and industrial chemists involved with this rapidly expanding
technology. The materials embraced by the project range from inorganic
porous gels and denser materials through organic/inorganic molecular
hybrids and composites to certain types of organic network polymers.
The processing of the materials can be from the liquid state using
sol-gel methodologies or swelling/drying techniques, or from the
solid state using the methods of blending and mixing. The different
terms relating to both materials and the methods of processing that
are in current use can be confusing to the practitioner according
to whether their background is rooted in polymer chemistry, inorganic
chemistry or applied chemistry. General terms concerned with classes
of starting materials, intermediates and final product materials,
their microstructures, the characteristic properties that relate
to their processing etc. will all be included.
The former pool project (# 410/27/95)
is now in its final stages. The preparation of definitions has been
coordinated by Profs. Richard Jones and Alan Chadwick, members of
IUPAC's Polymer (former Macromolecular) Division
(IV) and Inorganic Chemistry Division (II) respectively, with participation
from other members of both divisions. It's content is presently
under consideration by members of the Subcommittee on Macromolecular
Terminology and by external experts. Comments from the chemistry
community are welcome and should be addressed to the project coordinator.
March 2006 - A manuscript is being prepared for publication
in Pure Appl. Chem. A final document is submitted to public
review comments until 31 July 2006.
> see provisional recommendations
Oct 2007 - Project completed - IUPAC Recommendations
published in Pure
79(10), 1801-1829, 2007.
Last update: 1 October 2007
<project announcement published