capable of entering into further polymerization
or other reactions through its reactive end-groups.
Reactive end-groups in telechelic polymers come from initiator
or chain-transfer agents in chain polymerizations, but not from monomer
(s) as in polycondensations and polyadditions.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889
(Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003))
on page 898
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