25 No. 1
January - February 2003
The "Purple Book"
in Portuguese: Compêndio de Nomenclatura Macromolecular
by C. Andrade, F. Coutinho,
M. Dias, E. Lucas, C. Oliveira, and D. Tabak (eds.)
e-papers, Rio de Janeiro,
This compendium of IUPAC recommendations
on macromolecular nomenclature provides definitions of terms
relating to polymers and rules for naming polymers based on
structure or source. An introduction to macromolecular nomenclature
and a bibliography of biopolymer-related nomenclature recommendations
are also included. The IUPAC-approved terminology and nomenclature
are intended to improve communication in the scientific community
by providing standardized descriptions of the materials and
processes for polymer science and technology.
last modified 20 December 2002.
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