A @[email protected] in which a cyclic @[email protected] yields a @[email protected] which is acyclic or contains fewer cycles than the @[email protected]
If the @[email protected] is polycyclic, the opening of a single ring is sufficient to classify the reaction as ring-opening @[email protected]
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287. (Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2308 [Terms] [Paper]