Title: Glossary of class names
of polymers based on their chemical structure and molecular architecture
Hess, K. Horie,
R.G. Jones, J.
Stepto, D. Tabak,
S.J. Teague, and
Edward S. Wilks
To elaborate the IUPAC document in which commonly used class names
of polymers based on molecular structure features will be summarised,
classified and divided to categories according to their semantic
origin and their definitions will be given.
The document deals with macromolecular terminology, which is typical
and unique field of activity of the IUPAC organization. The document
will comprise about 130 entries that will be divided into three
I. Source-Based Names, identifying
common classes of starting monomers such as "acrylic", "diene",
II. Chemical-Structure-Based Names,
identifying a characteristic group in the main chain (backbone)
of the polymer such as (i) a functional-group link, e.g., "amide",
"ester", "ether"; (ii) an atom or group of atoms with specified
bonds, e.g., "alkenylene", "siloxane", "sulfone"; (iii) a ring,
e.g., "benzimidazole", "benzoxazole", quinoxaline"; or a presence
of other characteristic chemical structure feature such as ions
and conjugated multiple bonds.
III. Names Based on Molecular Architecture,
identifying the overall geometrical representation of macromolecules
such as "branched", "comb", "dendritic", "graft", "linear".
Each part of the Glossary will be organized
in a non-hierarchical alphabetical order. Each entry provides: