Title: Nomenclature of Regular
Single-Strand Organic Polymers (Revised Edition)
Kahovec and W.V.
Remarks: Commission III.1, Chemical Abstracts
Completion Date: 2002 - project
The Commission's document, "Nomenclature of regular single-strand
organic polymers (Rules 1975)" represented the first successful attempt
at introducing structure-based nomenclature of regular organic polymers.
In the course of its use, some drawbacks have become apparent, such as
the incompleteness and inconsistency of seniority rules and the absence
of definition of some concepts essential for the creation of a unique
name of a polymer. The intended changes include rearrangement of the material,
generalization of the basic rules, avoiding repetition of the same principles
at various points, the use of graphical material as well as minor changes
to the rules. Last but not least, current changes in organic-chemistry
nomenclature rules will be taken into consideration while revising the
The document is now in its final stages. The Commission recommended
a few minor changes and agreed that, once these have been made,
the document be prepared for public review without further reference
to the Commission.
document has been prepared and distributed for review. The public
comment period will end 30 Apr 2000.
Project completed - IUPAC Recommendations 2002 published
74(10), pp. 1921-1956, 2002
Last update: 11 December 2002