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anionic polymer

Polymer composed of negatively charged macromolecules and an equivalent amount of counter-cations.
  1. If a substantial fraction of constitutional units carries negative charges, then an anionic polymer is a polyelectrolyte.
  2. The term anionic polymer should not be used to denote a polymer prepared by anionic polymerization.
PAC, 2006, 78, 2067 (Terminology of polymers containing ionizable or ionic groups and of polymers containing ions (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)) on page 2069
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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: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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