Living polymerization: Rationale for uniform terminology

Thomas R. Darling, Thomas P. Davis, Michael Fryd, Alexei A. Gridnev, David M. Haddleton, Steven D. Ittel, Robert R. Matheson, Graeme Moad, Ezio Rizzardo

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Polymer chemistry textbooks classify polymerization reactions as chain, step, and living according to the dependence of their degree of polymerization (DP) or molecular weight (M) on conversion. This article discusses the rationale for uniform terminology in living polymerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1706-1708
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2000
Externally publishedYes

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