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Polymer chemistry

A polymer is a compound of high molecular weight derived either by the addition of many smaller molecules, or by the condensation of many smaller molecules with the elimination of water, alcohol or the like.

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Polymer chemistry

polymer chemistry

Chemistry; Polymer chemistry

Polymer chemistry or macromolecular chemistry is a multidisciplinary science that deals with the chemical synthesis and chemical properties of polymers or macromolecules.

alternating copolymer

Chemistry; Polymer chemistry

A copolymer consisting of macromolecules comprising two species of monomeric units in alternating sequence.

bead-rod model

Chemistry; Polymer chemistry

A model simulating the hydrodynamic properties of a chain macromolecule consisting of a sequence of beads, each of which offers hydrodynamic resistance to the flow of the surrounding medium and is ...

bead-spring model

Chemistry; Polymer chemistry

A model simulating the hydrodynamic properties of a chain macromolecule consisting of a sequence of beads, each of which offers hydrodynamic resistance to the flow of the surrounding medium and is ...

block copolymer

Chemistry; Polymer chemistry

A copolymer that is a block polymer. In a block copolymer, adjacent blocks are constitutionally different, i.e., each of these blocks comprises constitutional units derived from different ...

branched chain

Chemistry; Polymer chemistry

A chain with at least one branch point intermediate between the boundary units (i.e. the end-groups or other branch points).

chain polymerization

Chemistry; Polymer chemistry

A chain reaction in which the growth of a polymer chain proceeds exclusively by reaction(s) between monomer(s) and reactive site(s) on the polymer chain such that the reactive site(s) are regenerated ...

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