Polymer that acts like a solvent for compounds of low molar mass.
An example of a polymer solvent is poly(oxyethylene); it can dissolve various inorganic salts by complexation.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889
(Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric
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