Introduction of desired chemical groups into polymer molecules to create specific chemical, physical, biological, pharmacological, or other properties.
Source: PAC, 2004, 76, 889. (Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)) on page 894 [Terms] [Paper]
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