IUPAC recommendations on source-based nomenclature for single-strand polymers have so far addressed its application mainly to copolymers, non-linear polymers and polymer assemblies, and within generic source-based nomenclature of polymers. In this document, rules are formulated for devising a satisfactory source-based name for a polymer, whether homopolymer or copolymer, which are as clear and rigorous as possible. Thus, the source-based system for naming polymers is presented in a totality that serves as a user-friendly alternative to the structure-based system of polymer nomenclature. In addition, because of their widespread and established use, recommendations for the use of traditional names of polymers are also elaborated.
Source-Based Nomenclature for Single-Strand Homopolymers and Copolymers
Public review ended 31 December 2015
> IUPAC Recommendations published in PAC 2016, 88(10-11), pp. 1073-1100; doi:10.1515/pac-2015-0702 (online 26 November 2016)