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Published: Kem. Ind. 61 (4) (2012) 215–236
Paper reference number: KUI-11/2011
Paper type: Nomenclature note
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Glossary of Terms Related to Kinetics, Thermodynamics, and Mechanisms of Polymerization (IUPAC Recommendations 2008)

E. Vidović


This document presents recommended definitions of basic terms related to polymerization processes. Recent developments relating to the kinetics, thermodynamics, and mechanisms of polymerization have necessitated the introduction of new terms and some revision or augmentation of terms previously defined in the Compendium of Chemical Terminology (the “Gold Book”) or the IUPAC “Glossary of Basic Terms in Polymer Science”.

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kinetics, polymerization, mechanisms, glossary, thermodynamics, IUPAC Polymer Division