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Macromolecular Division (IV)

Number: 410/21/93

Title: Source-Based Generic Nomenclature for Polymers

Coordinator(s): E. Maréchal and E. S. Wilks

Completion Date: 2001 - project completed

Present-day high performance polymer materials are becoming increasingly difficult to name concisely utilizing existing macromolecular nomenclature. This project aims to provide simplified rules for identifying polymers and polymer materials clearly and concisely according to their type and monomer sources.

The document is progressing well. It has been expanded to include nomenclature for homopolymer molecules and modified polymer molecules. The document has been restructured and is now much clearer in its statements and objectives. New versions were prepared for the Commission meeting in 1998 and 1999, and the comments of Outside Experts have been received.

A revised document is submitted to public review comments until 28 February 2001
> see provisional recommendations

Project completed - IUPAC Recommendations 2001 published in Pure Appl. Chem. 73(9), pp. 1511-1519, 2001.
+ Errata Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 74, No. 10, p. 2019, 2002

Last update: 11 December 2002


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