comb macromolecule

Also contains definitions of: brush macromolecule, regular comb macromolecule
A @[email protected] comprising a @[email protected] with multiple trifunctional @[email protected] from each of which a linear @[email protected] emanates.
  1. If the subchains between the branch points of the main chain and the terminal subchains of the main chain are identical with respect to @[email protected] and @[email protected], and the side chains are identical with respect to @[email protected] and @[email protected] the macromolecule is termed a regular comb macromolecule.
  2. If at least some of the branch points are of functionality greater than three, the macromolecule may be termed a brush macromolecule.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287. (Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2296 [Terms] [Paper]