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molecular conformation

of a polymer
The conformation of the macromolecule as a whole. In the polymer literature, molecular conformation is sometimes referred to as macroconformation. In molecular conformations involving parallel stems, the latter may be confined to the same crystal or may also extend over several crystals.
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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.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.M03984.
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