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Pure Appl. Chem., 2013, Vol. 85, No. 5, pp. 1017-1046

Published online 2013-03-27


Glossary of terms relating to thermal and thermomechanical properties of polymers (IUPAC Recommendations 2013)

Michael Hess1*, Giuseppe Allegra2, Jiasong He3, Kazuyuki Horie4, Joon‑Seop Kim1, Stefano V. Meille2, Val Metanomski5, Graeme Moad6, Robert F. T. Stepto7, Michel Vert8 and Jiří Vohlídal9

1 Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Chosun University, Dong-gu, Gwangju 501-759, South Korea
2 Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica, “G. Natta”, Politecnico di Milano, 20131 Milano, Italy
3 Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
4 Kozukayama, Tamuri-ku, Kobe 655-0002, Japan
5 Chemical Abstracts Service, P.O. Box 3012, Columbus, OH 43210-0012, USA
6 CSRIO Materials Science and Engineering, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia
7 School of Materials, The University of Manchester, Manchester M1 7HS, UK
8 IBMM University Montpellier 1 - CNRS, 34093 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
9 Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, CZ-12840 Praha 2, Czech Republic

Abstract: The document gives definitions of terms met in the conventional thermal and thermomechanical characterisation of polymeric materials.