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I finished writing my thesis and wanted to generate a list of abbreviations at the end of the document. This is my code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{acronym}
\begin{document}

\chapter{Abkürzungsverzeichnis}
\begin{acronym}
\acro{gpc}[GPC]{Gel--Permeations--Chromatographie}

\acro{dsc}[DSC]{Dynamische Differenzkalorimetrie}

\acro{ISISI10}[ISISI\_$10\%$]{Polyisopren--b--Polystyrol Pentablockcopolymer mit $10$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}

\acro{ISISI20}[ISISI\_$20\%$]{Polyisopren--b--Polystyrol Pentablockcopolymer mit $20$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}

\acro{ISISI40}[ISISI\_$40\%$]{Polyisopren--b--Polystyrol Pentablockcopolymer mit $40$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}

\acro{SISIS90}[SISIS\_$90\%$]{Polystyrol--b--Polyisopren Pentablockcopolymer mit $90$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}

\acro{SIS10}[SIS\_$10\%$]{Polystyrol--b--Polyisopren Triblockcopolymer mit $10$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}

\acro{ISISISI10}[ISISISI\_$10\%$]{Polyisopren--b--Polystyrol Heptablockcopolymer mit $10$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}

\acro{ISISISI40}[ISISISI\_$40\%$]{Polyisopren--b--Polystyrol Heptablockcopolymer mit $40$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}

\acro{SIS90Blend}[SIS\_$90\%$\_Blend]{Polyisopren--b--Polystyrol Triblockcopolymerblend mit $90$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}


\end{acronym}

\end{document}

Is there a way to sort the acronyms alphabetically or do I have to use another package?

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acronym does not support any sorting, entries will appear in the order in the source (which you could sort by non-TeX means).

nomencl will produce a sorted list for you, it's probably easiest for just making a sorted list, glossaries and acro can also do that and a lot more to boot (see this answer for a basic example, although the acro portion is now a little out of date.

For nomencl you can easily adapt your code as

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{nomencl}
\makenomenclature

\begin{document}
\nomenclature{GPC}{Gel--Permeations--Chromatographie}
\nomenclature{DSC}{Dynamische Differenzkalorimetrie}
\nomenclature{ISISI\_$10\%$}{Polyisopren--b--Polystyrol Pentablockcopolymer mit $10$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}
\nomenclature{ISISI\_$20\%$}{Polyisopren--b--Polystyrol Pentablockcopolymer mit $20$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}
\nomenclature{ISISI\_$40\%$}{Polyisopren--b--Polystyrol Pentablockcopolymer mit $40$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}
\nomenclature{SISIS\_$90\%$}{Polystyrol--b--Polyisopren Pentablockcopolymer mit $90$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}
\nomenclature{SIS\_$10\%$}{Polystyrol--b--Polyisopren Triblockcopolymer mit $10$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}
\nomenclature{ISISISI\_$10\%$}{Polyisopren--b--Polystyrol Heptablockcopolymer mit $10$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}
\nomenclature{ISISISI\_$40\%$}{Polyisopren--b--Polystyrol Heptablockcopolymer mit $40$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}
\nomenclature{SIS\_$90\%$\_Blend}{Polyisopren--b--Polystyrol Triblockcopolymerblend mit $90$ Gw.-$\%$ Styrol}

\printnomenclature

\end{document}

Compiled nomenclature list

However note for symbols you may need to follow Make nomenclature sort math correctly to manually set a string to sort by.

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    Thank you very much. This was perfect. With \textbf and \bm I could make the abbreviations bold and with the sort= feature I could even sort greek letters and symbols in a math environement alphabetically.
    – Joni 24
    Commented Apr 25 at 3:22

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