Polymer that adsorbs or absorbs a certain substance or certain substances from a liquid or a gas.
- A polymer sorbent may be a polymer adsorbent or a polymer absorbent. The former acts by surface sorption and the latter by bulk sorption.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889
(Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003))
on page 902
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