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Pure Appl. Chem., 2011, Vol. 83, No. 12, pp. 2229-2259

Published online 2011-09-10

Terminology of polymers and polymerization processes in dispersed systems (IUPAC Recommendations 2011)

Stanislaw Slomkowski1*, José V. Alemán2, Robert G. Gilbert3, Michael Hess4, Kazuyuki Horie5, Richard G. Jones6, Przemyslaw Kubisa1, Ingrid Meisel7, Werner Mormann4, Stanisław Penczek1 and Robert F. T. Stepto8

1 Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sienkiewicza 112, 90-363 Lodz, Poland
2 Departamento de Quimica, Campus Universitario de Tarifa, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. E-35017, Spain
3 Department of Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Hartley Teakle Building, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
4 Department of Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Siegen, Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2, Siegen D-57068, Germany
5 6-11-21, Kozukayama, Tarumi-ku, Kobe 655-0002, Japan
6 School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NH, UK
7 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Editorial Office, P.O. Box 10 11 61, Weinheim D-69451, Germany
8 Manchester Materials Science Centre, University of Manchester, Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HS, UK


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