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in polymers
The rejection of a fraction of macromolecules, or of impurities, or both, from growing crystals. The rejected macromolecules are usually those of insufficient relative molecular mass, or differing in constitution or configuration (e.g. branching, tacticity, etc.).
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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.S05545.
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