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homochain polymer

A class of polymer in which the main chain is constructed from atoms of a single element. Homochain polymers are named by placing the name or symbol of the element in the main chain immediately before the expression '-chain polymer', e.g. carbon-chain polymer or C-chain polymer; sulfur-chain polymer or S-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: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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