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Vol. 27 No. 2
March-April 2005

Making an imPACt | Recent IUPAC technical reports and recommendations that affect the many fields of pure and applied chemistry.
See also www.iupac.org/publications/pac

Definition of Terms Related to Polymer Blends, Composites, and Multiphase Polymeric Materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2004)

W.J. Work, K. Horie, M. Hess, and R.F.T. Stepto
Pure and Applied Chemistry
Vol. 76, No. 11, pp. 1985–2007 (2004)

This document defines the terms most commonly encountered in the field of polymer blends and composites. The scope has been limited to mixtures in which the components differ in chemical composition or molar mass and in which the continuous phase is polymeric. Incidental thermodynamic descriptions are mainly limited to binary mixtures although, in principle, they could be generalized to multicomponent mixtures.

The document is organized into three sections. The first defines terms basic to the description of polymer mixtures. The second defines terms commonly encountered in descriptions of phase domain behavior of polymer mixtures. The third defines terms commonly encountered in the descriptions of the morphologies of phase-separated polymer mixtures.

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