Definition of Materials Chemistry

Provisional Recommendations are drafts of IUPAC recommendations on terminology, nomenclature, and symbols, made widely available to allow interested parties to comment before the recommendations are finally revised and published in IUPAC’s journal Pure and Applied Chemistry.

Provisional Recommendation Abstract:
Materials chemistry is focused on the design, preparation and understanding of innovative materials with useful properties. It is an emerging area of research where definitions are not well established. This document defines the area of materials chemistry for the benefit of chemistry communities and the general public worldwide interested in this discipline. This Recommendation defines the term ‘materials chemistry’ as ‘Scientific discipline that designs, synthesizes and characterizes materials, with particular interest upon processing and understanding of useful or potentially useful properties displayed by such designed materials.’

Keywords: materials chemistry, definition, design–synthesis–characterisation– processing–understanding–utilization, structural materials, functional materials, advanced polymer materials, nanomaterials, biomaterials

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