polymer–polymer complex

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.P04743
Complex, at least two components of which are different polymers.
Notes:
  1. A complex is a molecular entity formed from two or more components that can be ionic or uncharged.
  2. Although the intrinsic @[email protected] between the individual interacting sites giving rise to the complex is weaker than a @[email protected], the total @[email protected] for any single molecule may exceed the energy of a single @[email protected]
  3. The properties of a complex defined here differ from those given elsewhere because, owing to the repeating nature of a @[email protected], many interacting sites may be present, which together will provide stronger bonding than a single @[email protected]
Source:
PAC, 2004, 76, 1985. (Definition of terms related to polymer blends, composites, and multiphase polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2004)) on page 1988 [Terms] [Paper]