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heterochain polymer

A class of polymer in which the main chain is constructed from atoms of two or more elements. Heterochain polymers are named by placing the names or symbols of all the elements in the main chain, immediately before the expresssion '-chain polymer', e.g. (oxygen, carbon)-chain polymer or (O, C)-chain polymer; (oxygen, nitrogen, carbon)-chain polymer or (O, N, C)-chain polymer.
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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.H02795.
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