Also contains definitions of: n-star macromolecule, regular star macromolecule, variegated star macromolecule
containing a single branch point
from which linear chains
A star macromolecule with linear chains (arms) attached to the branch point is termed an
-star macromolecule, e.g. five-star macromolecule.
If the arms of a star macromolecule are identical with respect to constitution and degree of polymerization, the macromolecule is termed a regular star macromolecule.
If different arms of a star macromolecule are composed of different monomeric units,
the macromolecule is termed a variegated star macromolecule.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287
(Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
on page 2296