Polymer that exhibits catalytic activity.
- Certain synthetic polymer catalysts can behave like enzymes.
- Poly(4-vinylpyridine) in its basic form, and sulfonated polystyrene in its acid form,
are examples of polymers that can act as catalysts in some base- and acid-catalyzed
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