A class of polymer in which the main chain is constructed from atoms of a single element. Homochain polymers are named by placing the name or symbol of the element in the main chain immediately before the expression '-chain polymer
', e.g. carbon-chain polymer or C-chain polymer; sulfur-chain polymer or S-chain polymer.
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