functional polymer

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.FT07174
  1. Polymer that bears specified chemical groups.
  2. Polymer that has specified physical, chemical, biological, pharmacological, or other uses which depend on specific chemical groups.
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    Examples of functions of functional polymers are catalytic activity, selective binding of particular species, @[email protected] and transport of @[email protected] carriers or energy, conversion of light to charge carriers and vice versa, and transport of drugs to a particular organ in which the @[email protected] is released.
Source:
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. (Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)) on page 899 [Terms] [Paper]