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Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 74, No. 6, pp. 915-922 (2002)

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Vol. 74, Issue 6


Definitions relating to stereochemically asymmetric polymerizations (IUPAC Recommendations 2001)

K. Hatada1,*, J. Kahovec2, M. Barón3, K. Horie4, T. Kitayama5, P. Kubisa6, G. P. Moss7, R. F. T. Stepto8, and E. S. Wilks9

1Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Machikane-yama 1-3, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531, Japan; 2Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Heyrovsky Sq. 2, 162 06 Praha 6, Czech Republic; 3Facultad de Ciências Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Belgrano, Villanueva 1324, Buenos Aires, 1426 Argentina; 4Department of Organic & Polymer Materials Chemistry, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Nakacho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo, 184-8588 Japan; 5Department of Chemistry, Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-8531 Japan; 6Centrum Badan Molek. i Makromolek., Polska Akademia Nauk, Sienkiewicza 112, PL-90 363 Lódz, Poland; 7Department of Chemistry, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, UK; 8Polymer Science and Technology Group (MMSC), University of Manchester and UMIST, Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HS, UK; 9113 Meriden Drive, Canterbury Hills, Hockessin, DE 19707, USA

Abstract: Asymmetric polymerization has been of interest to many academic and industrial polymer scientists, but no reference has been made by IUPAC explicitly to classification and definitions of reactions involving the asymmetric synthesis of polymers. 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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