Discussion on "aperiodic Copolymers"

Stuart J. Rowan, Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Bert Klumperman, Pierre Gaspard, Robert B. Grubbs, Marc A. Hillmyer, Lian R. Hutchings, Mahesh K. Mahanthappa, Dafni Moatsou, Rachel K. O'Reilly, Makoto Ouchi, Mitsuo Sawamoto, Timothy P. Lodge

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In a recent Viewpoint (ACS Macro Lett. 2014, 3, 1020), J.-F. Lutz brought to the community's attention the need for more informative nomenclature, especially with respect to macromolecules with prescribed but not repeating sequences of monomers. Lutz proposes the use of the term "aperiodic" for this situation. In this Viewpoint, we comment on the need for such nomenclature and offer some alternatives for consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalACS Macro Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 19
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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Rowan, S. J., Barner-Kowollik, C., Klumperman, B., Gaspard, P., Grubbs, R. B., Hillmyer, M. A., Hutchings, L. R., Mahanthappa, M. K., Moatsou, D., O'Reilly, R. K., Ouchi, M., Sawamoto, M., & Lodge, T. P. (2016). Discussion on "aperiodic Copolymers". ACS Macro Letters, 5(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00758