Discussion on "Aperiodic Copolymers"

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

Colleges, School and Institutes


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
JournalACS Macro Letters
Issue number1
Early online date8 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2016