or oligomer molecule
capable of entering, through reactive groups, into further polymerization
, thereby contributing more than one monomeric unit
to at least one chain of the final macromolecule. A pre-polymer
molecule capable of entering into further polymerization
through reactive end-groups
, often deliberately introduced, is known as a telechelic molecule.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287
(Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
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