Polymer composed of negatively charged macromolecules and an equivalent amount of counter-cations.
- If a substantial fraction of constitutional units carries negative charges, then an anionic polymer is a polyelectrolyte.
- The term anionic polymer should not be used to denote a polymer prepared by anionic polymerization.
PAC, 2006, 78, 2067
(Terminology of polymers containing ionizable or ionic groups and of polymers containing ions (IUPAC Recommendations 2006))
on page 2069
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