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He J.,Chinese Academy of Sciences | Chen J.,DuPont Company | Hellwich K.-H.,Postfach 10 07 31 | Hess M.,University of Siegen | And 10 more authors.
Pure and Applied Chemistry | Year: 2014

This document provides some basic rules and guidelines regarding the use and creation of abbreviations for the names of polymers. An extended list of currently used abbreviations for polymers and polymeric materials is appended. © 2014 IUPAC & De Gruyter Berlin/Boston 2014.


Jones R.G.,University of Kent | Kitayama T.,Osaka University | Wilks E.S.,Canterbury Hills | Fox R.B.,6115 Wiscasset Road | And 15 more authors.
Kemija u industriji/Journal of Chemists and Chemical Engineers | Year: 2016

A new source-based nomenclature system is described which indicates that a particular polymer has been chemically modified. A connective within the name of a polymer, -mod-, is introduced for this purpose as in poly[(A)-mod-(B)]. The system is intended to be used in accordance with source-based naming of polymers but also provides for the use of structure-based names when it is unavoidable. It embraces: (1) modification of a constitutional unit into another, the unique structure of which is known; and (2) a more general modification of a constitutional unit resulting in any one of a number of possible structures. In addition, a new symbol, ∼>, is proposed for use in graphic representations of the structure of modified polymers.


Jones R.G.,University of Kent | Kitayama T.,Osaka University | Wilks E.S.,Canterbury Hills | Fox R.B.,6115 Wiscasset Road | And 14 more authors.
Pure and Applied Chemistry | Year: 2015

A new source-based nomenclature system is described which indicates that a particular polymer has been chemically modified. A connective within the name of a polymer, -mod-, is introduced for this purpose as in poly[(A)-mod-(B)]. The system is intended to be used in accordance with source-based naming of polymers but also provides for the use of structure-based names when it is unavoidable. It embraces: (1) modification of a constitutional unit into another, the unique structure of which is known; and (2) a more general modification of a constitutional unit resulting in any one of a number of possible structures. In addition, a new symbol, ∼>, is proposed for use in graphic representations of the structure of modified polymers. © 2015 IUPAC & De Gruyter.


Vohlidal J.,Charles University | Wilks E.S.,113 Meriden Drive | Yerin A.,Advanced Chemistry Development | Fradet A.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | And 5 more authors.
Pure and Applied Chemistry | Year: 2012

This document provides (i) definitions of terms related to macromolecular rotaxanes and macromolecular pseudorotaxanes and (ii) recommendations for naming these macromolecular assemblies. The nomenclature recommendations presented here have been developed by combining the nomenclature rules for the low-molar-mass (low-M) rotaxanes and those for macromolecules (both established in published IUPAC recommendations) in such a way that the developed nomenclature system provides unambiguous names for macromolecular rotaxanes (and pseudorotaxanes), including differentiation among various isomers of these supramolecular assemblies. Application of the nomenclature recommendations is illustrated using examples covering a wide range of structure types of macromolecular rotaxanes and pseudorotaxanes. An Alphabetical Index of Terms and a List of Abbreviations and Prefixes are included. © 2012 IUPAC.


Vert M.,Montpellier University | Doi Y.,RIKEN | Hellwich K.-H.,Postfach 10 07 31 | Hess M.,University of Siegen | And 4 more authors.
Pure and Applied Chemistry | Year: 2012

Like most of the materials used by humans, polymeric materials are proposed in the literature and occasionally exploited clinically, as such, as devices or as part of devices, by surgeons, dentists, and pharmacists to treat traumata and diseases. Applications have in common the fact that polymers function in contact with animal and human cells, tissues, and/or organs. More recently, people have realized that polymers that are used as plastics in packaging, as colloidal suspension in paints, and under many other forms in the environment, are also in contact with living systems and raise problems related to sustainability, delivery of chemicals or pollutants, and elimination of wastes. These problems are basically comparable to those found in therapy. Last but not least, biotechnology and renewable resources are regarded as attractive sources of polymers. In all cases, water, ions, biopolymers, cells, and tissues are involved. Polymer scientists, therapists, biologists, and ecologists should thus use the same terminology to reflect similar properties, phenomena, and mechanisms. Of particular interest is the domain of the so-called "degradable or biodegradable polymers" that are aimed at providing materials with specific time-limited applications in medicine and in the environment where the respect of living systems, the elimination, and/or the bio-recycling are mandatory, at least ideally. © 2012 IUPAC.


Hartshorn R.M.,University of Canterbury | Hellwich K.-H.,Postfach 10 07 31 | Yerin A.,Advanced Chemistry Development | Damhus T.,Novozymes AS | Hutton A.T.,University of Cape Town
Pure and Applied Chemistry | Year: 2015

This IUPAC Technical Report (PAC-REP-14-07-18) is one of a series that seeks to distil the essentials of IUPAC nomenclature recommendations. The present report provides a succinct summary of material presented in the publication Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry - IUPAC Recommendations 2005. The content of this report will be republished and disseminated as a four-sided lift-out document (see supplementary information) which will be available for inclusion in textbooks and similar publications. © IUPAC & De Gruyter 2015.

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