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A @[email protected] in which the growth of polymer @[email protected] proceeds by condensation reactions between molecules of all @[email protected]
Notes:
  1. The growth steps are expressed by: \[\text{P}_{x} + \text{P}_{y}\rightarrow \text{P}_{x + y} + L\hspace{35pt} \{x\}\in \{1,2, \dots \infty\}; \{y\}\in \{1,2, \dots \infty \}\] where \(\text{P}_{x}\) and \(\text{P}_{y}\) denote chains of @[email protected] \(x\) and \(y\), respectively, and \(\text{L}\) a low-molar-mass by-product.
  2. The earlier term 'polycondensation' was synonymous with 'condensation @[email protected]'. It should be noted that the current definitions of polycondensation and @[email protected] were both embraced by the earlier term 'polycondensation'.
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287. (Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2307 [Terms] [Paper]