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Published: Kem. Ind. 66 (5-6) (2017) 267–278
Paper reference number: KUI-49/2015b
Paper type: Nomenclature note
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Definitions of Terms Relating to Individual Macromolecules, Macromolecular Assemblies, Polymer Solutions, and Amorphous Bulk Polymers (Part II)

M. Rogošić


This document defines terms relating to the properties of individual macromolecules, macromolecular assemblies, polymer solutions, and amorphous bulk polymers. In the section on polymer solutions and amorphous bulk polymers, general and thermodynamic terms, dilute solutions, phase behaviour, transport properties, scattering methods, and separation methods are considered. The recommendations are a revision and expansion of the IUPAC terminology published in 1989 dealing with individual macromolecules, macromolecular assemblies, and dilute polymer solutions. New terms covering the principal theoretical and experimental developments that have occurred over the intervening years have been introduced. Polyelectrolytes are not included.

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amorphous polymers, bulk polymers, IUPAC Polymer Division, macromolecular assemblies, macromolecules, polymer phase behaviour, polymer solutions, polymer thermodynamics, scattering properties, separation methods, transport properties