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Published: Kem. Ind. 67 (3-4) (2018) 135–144
Paper reference number: KUI-12/2017a
Paper type: Nomenclature note
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Source-based Nomenclature for Single-strand Homopolymers and Copolymers (Part I)

V. Jarm


IUPAC recommendations on source-based nomenclature for single-strand polymers have so far addressed its application mainly to copolymers, non-linear polymers and polymer assemblies, and within generic source-based nomenclature of polymers. In this document, rules are formulated for devising a satisfactory source-based name for a polymer, whether homopolymer or copolymer, which are as clear and rigorous as possible. Thus, the source-based system for naming polymers is presented in a totality that serves as a user-friendly alternative to the structure-based system of polymer nomenclature. In addition, because of their widespread and established use, recommendations for the use of traditional names of polymers are also elaborated.

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