Polymer composed of positively charged macromolecules and an equivalent amount of counter-anions.
- If a substantial fraction of constitutional units carries positive charges, then a cationic polymer is a @P04728@.
- The positive charges may be fixed on groups located in main chains as in an @IT07210@ or in pendant groups.
- The term cationic polymer should not be used to denote a polymer prepared by @C00910@.
PAC, 2006, 78, 2067. 'Terminology of polymers containing ionizable or ionic groups and of polymers containing ions (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)' on page 2069 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200678112067)