The limiting value of the reduced viscosity
or the inherent viscosity
at infinite dilution of the polymer, i.e.
This term is also known in the literature as the Staudinger index.
The unit must be specified;
This quantity is neither a viscosity nor a pure number. The term is to be looked on as a traditional name. Any replacement by consistent terminology would produce unnecessary confusion in the polymer literature. Synonymous with limiting viscosity number.
IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook