Synonyms: polymer electrolyte, polymeric electrolyte
Polymer composed of macromolecules in which a substantial portion of the constitutional units contains ionic or ionizable groups, or both.
  1. The terms polyelectrolyte, polymer electrolyte, and polymeric electrolyte should not be confused with the term @ST07227@.
  2. Polyelectrolytes can be either synthetic or natural. @N04245@, @P04898@, teichoic acids, some @P04749@, and some @P04752@ are examples of natural polyelectrolytes.
PAC, 2006, 78, 2067. (Terminology of polymers containing ionizable or ionic groups and of polymers containing ions (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)) on page 2072 [Terms] [Paper]