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Quick polymer nomenclature

  1. Aug 17, 2006 #1
    How would I name the polymer in the attached image?

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  3. Aug 20, 2006 #2
    that is some kind of substituted polyene :-) hydrogen atoms are substituted with other groups, but I'm not sure that this exists
  4. Aug 21, 2006 #3
    Why wouldn't it exist?
  5. Aug 21, 2006 #4
    if it will be copolymer, it will look like attached image, or if it is substituted polyene, it will something more complicated. Also looks like you want to make something like Kevlar but I cann't imagine how are you going to synthesize this polymer.

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  6. Aug 21, 2006 #5
    No, it's the latter; just a simple substituted polyene :smile:

    Also, why would a substituted polyene be more complicated?
    It's just (–C(NH2)=C(NH2)-C(OH)=C(OH)–)n (a conjugated polyene)

    Ahh...that might be a good question for another thread...

    But as far as this thread is concerned, would its name be something like poly[(1E,3E)-3,4-diamino-1,3-butadiene-1,2-diol]?
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  7. Aug 21, 2006 #6
    ok, what about this kind of structure (if substitution occures after forming polyene).

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  8. Aug 21, 2006 #7
    What about it? Would opportunities for substitution pose nomenclatural problems?
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