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Vol. 34 No. 3
May-June 2012

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Provisional Recommendations
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Terminology for Self-Assembly and Aggregation of Polymers Polymer Division

In the past, aggregation and self-assembly have been associated principally with micellar and colloidal systems of molecules; however, with the advent of supramolecular chemistry, molecular self-assembly has been opened to a much wider understanding that has facilitated access to a variety of different shapes and sizes, along with the construction of new and fascinating molecular topologies. This document aims at defining more than 150 terms related to the self-assembly and aggregation in the particular case of macromolecules. The list is restricted to the most commonly encountered terms.

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Richard G. Jones <kapitimana@gmail.com>
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