Project Details Dispersity

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Start Date: 
01 May 2008
End Date: 
28 February 2009
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Define three terms, viz., molar-massdispersity, degree-of-polymerization dispersity, and dispersity.

Put the terminology describing dispersionsof distributions of properties of polymeric (and non-polymeric) materialson an unambiguous and justifiable footing.


May 2008 – A draft titled ‘Dispersity’is submitted to public review comments until 30 September 2008

Feb 2009 – Project completed – IUPAC Recommendations published in Pure Appl. Chem., 2009, Vol. 81, No. 2, pp. 351-353

The recommendation has been reprinted in Polymer International, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp 23-24; online:14 Dec 2009; doi:10.1002/PI.2748