Project Details Compendium of Macromolecular Terminology and Nomenclature (The Purple Book), 2nd Edition

Project No.:
2002-048-1-400
Start Date:
01 September 2002
End Date:
01 December 2008
Division Name:
Polymer Division
Division No.:
400

Objective

Reissue of “The Purple Book” in an updated and enlarged version to replace the 1991 version (now obsolete and out-of-print).

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Description

All the chapters in this second edition of the Purple Book are official recommendations already published in PAC. An ‘Introduction’ and ‘Guide’ will be exceptions, as they are intended to be abridged, more readable versions of those recommendations; these chapters should be agreed on by the Subcommittee on Macromolecular Terminology and the Division President.

Contentsrevised Aug 2003

Terminology Section

  1. Glossary of Basic Terms in Polymer Science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 68, 2287-2311 (1996)
    > www.iupac.org/reports/1996/6812jenkins/index.html
  2. Stereochemical Definitions and Notations Relating to Polymers (IUPAC Recommendations 1980).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 53, 733-752 (1981)
    > Purple Book I, Ch. 2.
  3. Definitions of Terms Relating to Individual Macromolecules, their Assemblies, and Dilute Solutions (Recommendations 1988).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 61, 211-241 (1989)
    > Purple Book I, Ch. 3.
  4. Basic Classification and Definitions of Polymerisation Reactions (IUPAC Recommendations 1994).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 66, 2483-2486 (1994) [full text – pdf 249 kB]
  5. Definitions relating to stereochemically asymmetric polymerizations (IUPAC Recommendations 2001).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 74, 915-922 (2002)
    > www.iupac.org/publications/pac/2002/7406/7406×0915.html
  6. Definitions of terms Relating to Crystalline Polymers (IUPAC Recommendations 1988).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 61, 769-785 (1989)
    > Purple Book I, Ch. 4.
  7. Basic Definitions of Terms Relating to Low-Molar-Mass and Polymer Liquid Crystals (IUPAC Recommendations 2001).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 73, 845-895 (2001)
    > www.iupac.org/publications/pac/2001/7305/7305×0845.html
  8. Definitions of Terms Relating to the Non-Ultimate Mechanical Properties of Polymers (IUPAC Recommendations 1997).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 70, 701-754 (1998)
    > www.iupac.org/reports/1998/7003kaye/index.html
  9. Definition of Terms Related to Polymer Blends, Composites, and Multiphase Polymeric Materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2004).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 76, 1985-2007, 2004
    > www.iupac.org/publications/pac/2004/7611/7611×1985.html
  10. Definitions of Terms Relating to Reactions of Polymers and to Functional Polymeric Materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 76, 889-906 (2004)
    > www.iupac.org/publications/pac/2004/7604/7604×0889.html
  11. Definitions of Terms Relating to Degradation, Aging and Related Chemical Transformations of Polymers (IUPAC Recommendations 1996).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 68, 2313-2323 (1996) [full text – pdf 443 kB]

    Nomenclature Section

  12. Introduction to Polymer Nomenclature
    > Purple Book I, Introduction (1987) + new materials and updates based on IUPAC reports and recommendations more recently published.
  13. Nomenclature of Regular Single-Strand Organic Polymers (IUPAC Recommendations 2002).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 74, 1921-1956 (2002)
    > www.iupac.org/publications/pac/2002/7410/7410×1921.html
  14. Nomenclature for Regular Single Strand and Quasi-Single-Strand Inorganic and Coordination Polymers (IUPAC Recommendations 1984).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 57, 149-168 (1985)
    > Purple Book I, Ch. 6.
  15. Nomenclature of Regular Double-Strand (Ladder and Spiro) Organic Polymers (IUPAC Recommendations 1993).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 65, 1561-1580 (1993) [full text – pdf 692 kB]
  16. Structure-Based Nomenclature for Irregular Single-Strand Organic Polymers (IUPAC Recommendations 1994).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 66, 873-889 (1994) [full text – pdf 1273 kB]
  17. Graphic Representations (Chemical Formulae) of Macromolecules (IUPAC Recommendations 1994).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 66, 2469-2482 (1994) [full text – pdf 628 kB]
  18. Source-Based Nomenclature for Copolymers (IUPAC Recommendations 1985).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 57, 1427-1440 (1985)
    > Purple Book I, Ch. 7.
  19. Source-Based Nomenclature for Non-Linear Macromolecules and Macromolecular Assemblies (IUPAC Recommendations 1997).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 69, 2511-2521 (1997) [full text – pdf 586 kB]
  20. Generic Source-Based Nomenclature for Polymers (IUPAC Recommendations 2001).
    Pure Appl. Chem. 73, 1511-1519 (2001)
    > www.iupac.org/publications/pac/2001/7309/7309×1511.html
  21. Abbreviations
    > update of Purple Book I, Ch. 9
    Appendix
    Bibliography of Biopolymer-Related IUPAC-IUBMB Nomenclature Recommendations

Progress

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Dec 2008 – Project completed – book titled “Compendium of Polymer Terminology and Nomenclature – IUPAC Recommendations 2008” published by RSC, 2009 [ISBN 978-0-85404-491-7]. DOI:10.1039/9781847559425

This new edition of the “Purple Book” is one of a series of books issued by IUPAC. It collects into a single volume the most important position papers on the nomenclature and terminology of several types of polymers, such as Regular Single-Strand Organic Polymers, Regular Double-Strand (Ladder and Spiro) Organic Polymers, and Irregular Single-Strand Organic Polymers. The scope has been extended to include papers on terminology for polymers. It is a handy compendium for scientists and is invaluable for those professionals working in this field.

July 2009 – See book announcement published in Chem. Int. 31(4), 2009

June 2014 – Full text PDF available !! Download PDF – 2.8 MB (added 6 June 2014)

 

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