that comprises constitutional units
connected in such a way that adjacent constitutional units are joined to each other
through more than four atoms, more than two on at least one side of each constitutional unit
A chain that comprises constitutional units joined to each other through
atoms on at least one side of each constitutional unit
is termed an
e.g. three-strand chain. If an uncertainty exists in defining
the highest possible number is selected.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287
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