Polymer that is able to exchange ions (cations or anions) with ionic components in solution.
- An ion-exchange polymer in ionized form may also be referred to as a polyanion or a polycation.
- Synthetic ion-exchange organic polymers are often @NT07562@ polyelectrolytes.
- A @MT06878@ having ion-exchange groups is called an ion-exchange membrane.
- Use of the term 'ion-exchange @RT07166@' for 'ion-exchange polymer' is strongly discouraged.
See also: ion exchange
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. 'Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)' on page 895 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200476040889)