Macromolecular Nomenclature and Terminology
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It introduced the use of parentheses in source-based polymer names when the monomer from which the polymer is derived consists of more than one word, a practice that is now widely followed. The report also recommended an entirely new way of naming polymers based on their structure that included the suffix "amer," a recommendation that has been almost totally ignored. After 10 years, the subcommission issued its second report,2 which dealt with the then-burgeoning field of stereoregular polymers. A revision3 of definitions in the original report appeared four years later. In 1968, a summary report4 of the activities of the subcommission was published.