A @[email protected] derived from one species of (real, implicit or hypothetical) @[email protected]
  1. Many polymers are made by the mutual reaction of complementary monomers. These monomers can readily be visualized as reacting to give an 'implicit @[email protected]', the @[email protected] of which would give the actual product, which can be regarded as a homopolymer. Common examples are poly(ethylene terephthalate) and poly(hexamethylene adipamide).
  2. Some polymers are obtained by the @[email protected] of other polymers such that the structure of the macromolecules that constitute the resulting polymer can be thought of as having been formed by the @[email protected] of a hypothetical @[email protected] These polymers can be regarded as homopolymers. Example: poly(vinyl alcohol).
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287. (Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2300 [Terms] [Paper]