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Provisional Recommendations

Macromolecular Division
Commission on Macromolecular Nomenclature

Definitions Relating to Stereochemically Asymmetric Polymerizations

Asymmetric polymerization has been the interest of many academic and industrial polymer scientists, but no reference has been made by IUPAC explicitly to definitions of reactions involving the asymmetric synthesis of polymers. Hence, this document presents definitions concerned with asymmetric and related polymerizations, with examples included to clarify the meaning of the definitions. Asymmetric polymerizations embrace two main categories, "asymmetric chirogenic polymerizations" and "asymmetric enantiomer-differentiating polymerizations".

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Comments by 30 April 2001
To Prof. Maximo Baron
Catedra de Fisica
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Belgrano,
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