IUPAC COMMISSION ON MACROMOLECULAR NOMENCLATURE

TRANSLATIONS OF THE
"COMPENDIUM OF MACROMOLECULAR NOMENCLATURE"
(THE PURPLE BOOK) AND OF THE INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS

Compiled by: W. V. Metanomski (Chemical Abstracts Service, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA) e-mail wvmetan@cas.org.

Prepared for the World Wide Web by G. P. Moss (Department of Chemistry, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, UK) e-mail g.p.moss@qmul.ac.uk.

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Compendium

IUPAC Commission on Macromolecular Nomenclature, "Compendium of Macromolecular Nomenclature" (The Purple Book), Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, 1991.

IUPAC Commission on Macromolecular Nomenclature, "Kobunshi Meimeiho" (translation of "Compendium of Macromolecular Nomenclature"), Committee of Macromolecular Nomenclature, Society of Polymer Science, Japan, McGraw-Hill, Tokyo, 1993 (in Japanese).

J. Brzeziński, Kompendium Nomenklatury Makromolekularnej, Komisja Nomenklatury, Polskie Towarzystwo Chemiczne, Warszawa, l995 [ISBN 83-901844-3-5] (in Polish).

IUPAC Comissão de Nomenclatura Macromolecular, "Compêndio de Nomenclatura Macromolecular", Comitê Brasileiro para Assuntos de Química junto à IUPAC, E-papers Serviços Editoriais Ltda, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2002 (in Portuguese)

IUPAC Comisión de Nomenclatura Macromolecular, "Compendio de Nomenclatura Macromolecular" (Libro Púrpura), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Real Sociedad Española de Química, Madrid, 1993 (in Spanish).

The Croatian translation of the "Compendium" does not exist as a separate complete compilation. The "Compendium", however, could be considered as having been completely translated into Croatian, because the individual recommendations corresponding to all the 9 chapters of the "Compendium" were translated, as indicated below, in 1988 and 1993.

Chapters

For the sake of completeness, references to the first publication of each recommendation in Pure Appl. Chem. are included.

Chapter 1

"Basic Definitions of Terms Relating to Polymers 1974", Pure Appl. Chem. 40, 477-491 (1974).

Hua Hsueh 40(2), A58-A66 (1982) (in Chinese).
Kem. Ind. 37(10), B32-B38 (1988) (in Croatian).
Chem. Listy 79, 281-295 (1985) (in Czech).
Makromol. Chem. 180, Appendix to No. 9, 1-15 (1979) (in French). *
In "Regeln für die Nomenklatur der Polymere", Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, 1978, 5-23 (in German). **
Kobunshi 25, 534-541 (1976) (in Japanese).
Kobunshi Jikkengaku 1, 390-396 (1979) (in Japanese).
In "Kobunshi Meimeiho", Chapter 1, 15-27 (in Japanese).
Polimery (Warsaw) 31, 176-180 (1986) (in Polish).
In "Kompendium", Rozdział 1, 19-30 (in Polish).
In "Compêndio", Capítulo 1, 13-25 (in Portuguese) [click here].
Vysokomol. Soedin., Ser. A 20, 1167-1177 (1978) (in Russian).
In "Nomenklaturnye Pravila IYUPAK po Khimii", Tom 3, "Organicheskaya Khimiya. Vysokomolekulyarnye Soedineniya", Polutom 2, VINITI, Moskva, 1983, 227-244 (in Russian).
In "Compendio", Capítulo 1, 13-24 (in Spanish).
Chapter 2 (PDF)

"Stereochemical Definitions and Notations Relating to Polymers (Recommendations 1980)", Pure Appl. Chem. 53, 733-752 (1981).

Kem. Ind. 37(10), B38-B50 (1988) (in Croatian).
Chem. Listy 90, 371-388 (1996) (in Czech).
Makromol. Chem. 183, Appendix to No. 2, 1-30 (1982) (in French).
Kobunshi 32, 443-447 (1983) (in Japanese).
In "Kobunshi Meimeiho", Chapter 2, 28-51 (in Japanese).
Polimery (Warsaw) 31, 213-222 (1986) (in Polish).
In "Kompendium", Rozdział 2, 31-53 (in Polish).
In "Compêndio", Capítulo 2, 27-52 (in Portuguese).
Vysokomol. Soedin., Ser. A 24, 198-219 (1982) (in Russian).
In "Nomenklaturnye Pravila IYUPAK po Khimii", Tom 3, "Organicheskaya Khimiya. Vysokomolekulyarnye Soedineniya", Polutom 2, VINITI, Moskva, 1983, 329-362 (in Russian).
In "Compendio", Capítulo 2, 25-46 (in Spanish).
Chapter 3 (PDF)

"Definitions of Terms Relating to Individual Macromolecules, Their Assemblies, and Dilute Polymer Solutions (Recommendations 1988)", Pure Appl. Chem. 61, 211-241 (1989).

Kem. Ind. 42(2), B1-B12 (1993) (in Croatian).
Chem. Listy 88, 366-392 (1994) (in Czech).
Makromol. Chem. 191, Appendix to No. 6, XXIII-LXI (1990) (in French). ***
In "Kobunshi Meimeiho", Chapter 3, 52-81 (in Japanese).
Polimery (Warsaw) 34, 127-130, 176-179, 224-227 (1989) (in Polish) [from the 1986 draft].
In "Kompendium", Rozdział 3, 54-84 (in Polish).
In "Compêndio", Capítulo 3, 53-80 (in Portuguese).
Vysokomol. Soedin., Ser. A 32, 1760-1780 (1990) (in Russian).
In "Compendio", Capítulo 3, 47-73 (in Spanish).
Chapter 4 (PDF)

"Definitions of Terms Relating to Crystalline Polymers (Recommendations 1988)", Pure Appl. Chem. 61, 769-785 (1989).

Kem. Ind. 42(2), B13-B20 (1993) (in Croatian).
In "Kobunshi Meimeiho", Chapter 4, 82-98 (in Japanese).
Polimery (Warsaw) 38, 137-145 (1993) (in Polish).
In "Kompendium", Rozdział 4, 85-101 (in Polish).
In "Compêndio", Capítulo 4, 81-93 (in Portuguese).
In "Compendio", Capítulo 4, 75-88 (in Spanish).
Chapter 5 (PDF)

"Nomenclature of Regular Single-Strand Organic Polymers (Rules Approved 1975)", Pure Appl. Chem. 48, 373-385 (1976).

Kem. Ind. 37(10), B50-B60 (1988) (in Croatian).
Chem. Listy 81, 290-316 (1987) (in Czech).
Makromol. Chem. 180, Appendix to No. 9, 1-26 (1979) (in French). *
In "Regeln für die Nomenklatur der Polymere", Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, 1978, 25-56 (in German). **
Kobunshi 27, 345-359 (1978) (in Japanese).
Kobunshi Jikkengaku 1, 396-410 (1979) (in Japanese).
In "Kobunshi Meimeiho", Chapter 5, 101-123 (in Japanese).
Pollimo - Polymer (Korea) 3, 228-244 (1979) (in English).
In "Kompendium", Rozdział 5, 102-119 (in Polish).
In "Compêndio", Capítulo 5, 97-117 (in Portuguese).
Vysokomol. Soedin., Ser. A 20, 1178-1197 (1978) (in Russian).
In "Nomenklaturnye Pravila IYUPAK po Khimii", Tom 3, "Organicheskaya Khimiya. Vysokomolekulyarnye Soedineniya", Polutom 2, VINITI, Moskva, 1983, 265-296 (in Russian).
In "Compendio", Capítulo 5, 91-109 (in Spanish).
Chapter 6 (PDF)

"Nomenclature for Regular Single-Strand and Quasi-Single-Strand Inorganic and Coordination Polymers (Recommendations 1984)", Pure Appl. Chem. 57, 149-168 (1985).

Kem. Ind. 42(2), B21-B31 (1993) (in Croatian).
In "Kobunshi Meimeiho", Chapter 6, 124-146 (in Japanese).
In "Kompendium", Rozdział 6, 120-141 (in Polish).
In "Compêndio", Capítulo 6, 119-141 (in Portuguese).
Vysokomol. Soedin., Ser. A 28, 1111-1129 (1986) (in Russian).
In "Compendio", Capítulo 6, 111-130 (in Spanish).
Chapter 7 (PDF)

"Source-Based Nomenclature for Copolymers (Recommendations 1985)", Pure Appl. Chem. 57, 1427-1440 (1985).

Kem. Ind. 37(10), B23-B32 (1988) (in Croatian).
Chem. Listy 84, 843-861 (1990) (in Czech).
Makromol. Chem. 191, Appendix to No. 6, I-XXII (1990) (in French). ***
Kobunshi 35, 880-892 (1986) (in Japanese).
In "Kobunshi Meimeiho", Chapter 7, 147-164 (in Japanese).
Polimery (Warsaw) 36, 395-397, 452-455 (1991); 37, 38-40 (1992) (in Polish).
In "Kompendium", Rozdział 7, 142-156 (in Polish).
In "Compêndio", Capítulo 7, 143-159 (in Portuguese).
Vysokomol. Soedin., Ser. A 28, 1096-1110 (1986) (in Russian).
In "Compendio", Capítulo 7, 131-146 (in Spanish).
Chapter 8 (PDF)

"A Classification of Linear Single-Strand Polymers (Recommendations 1988)", Pure Appl. Chem. 61, 243-254 (1989).

Kem. Ind. 42(2), B31-B37 (1993) (in Croatian).
Kobunshi 40, 403-405 (1991) (in Japanese).
In "Kobunshi Meimeiho", Chapter 8, 165-175 (in Japanese).
Polimery (Warsaw) 36, 204-208 (1991) (in Polish).
In "Kompendium", Rozdział 8, 157-163 (in Polish).
In "Compêndio", Capítulo 8, 161-174 (in Portuguese).
Vysokomol. Soedin., Ser. A 30, 2608-2617 (1988) (in Russian).
In "Compendio", Capítulo 8, 147-157 (in Spanish).
Chapter 9 (PDF)

"Use of Abbreviations for Names of Polymeric Substances (Recommendations 1986)", Pure Appl. Chem. 59, 691-693 (1987).

Kem. Ind. 37(10), B19-B20 (1988) (in Croatian).
Chem. Listy 90, 119-120 (1996) (in Czech).
In "Kobunshi Meimeiho", Chapter 9, 176-178 (in Japanese).
In "Kompendium", Rozdział 9, 168-170 (in Polish).
In "Compêndio", Capítulo 9, 175-177 (in Portuguese).
In "Compendio", Capítulo 9, 159-161 (in Spanish).

** Reprinted also in a separate booklet, "Définitions de Base en Terminologie des Polymères (1974) et Règles de Nomenclature des Polymères Organiques Monocaténaires Réguliers (Règles approuvées en 1975)", Hüthig & Wepf Verlag, Basel, 1979 (in French).

** In Deutscher Zentralausschuss für Chemie, "Internationale Regeln für die chemische Nomenklatur und Terminologie", Band 2, Gruppe 3, Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, 1978 (in German).

*** Reprinted also in a separate booklet, "Nomenclature des Copolymères Basée sur le Processus de Formation (Recommandations 1985). Définitions des Termes Physico-Chimiques Relatifs aux Polymères (Recommandations 1988)", Hüthig & Wepf Verlag, Basel, 1990 (in French).


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