Chemical reaction in which at least one reactant or a catalyst
is bound through chemical bonds or weaker interactions, such as hydrogen bonds or donor–acceptor interactions, to a polymer.
- The easy separation of low-molar-mass reactants or products from the polymer-supported species is a great advantage of polymer-supported reactions.
- Typical examples of polymer-supported reactions are: (a) reactions performed by use of polymer-supported catalysts, (b) solid-phase peptide synthesis, in which intermediate peptide molecules are chemically bonded to beads of a suitable polymer support.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889
(Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003))
on page 894
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