A @C00958@ in which the kinetic-chain carriers are ions or ion pairs.
Note: Usually, the growing chain ends are ions.
Source: PAC, 1996, 68, 2287. (Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2308 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'ionic polymerization' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.I03178 RISBibTexEndNote