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Discussion on “aperiodic copolymers”.

Rowan, Stuart J. and Barner-Kowollik, Christopher and Klumperman, Bert and Gaspard, Pierre and Grubbs, Robert B. and Hillmyer, Marc A. and Hutchings, Lian R. and Mahanthappa, Mahesh K. and O'Reilly, Rachel K. and Ouchi, Makoto and Sawamoto, Mitsuo and Lodge, Timothy P. (2016) 'Discussion on “aperiodic copolymers”.', ACS macro letters., 5 (1). pp. 1-3.


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.

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Date accepted:29 November 2015
Date deposited:27 January 2016
Date of first online publication:08 December 2015
Date first made open access:08 December 2016

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