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ladder macromolecule

A double-strand macromolecule consisting of an uninterrupted sequence of rings, with adjacent rings having two or more atoms in common. Alternatively, a ladder macromolecule is a double-strand macromolecule with constitutional units joined to each other through four atoms, two on one side and two on the other side of each constitutional unit.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287 (Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2295
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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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