living polymerization

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.L03597
A @C00958@ from which @C00963@ and chain @T06274@ are absent. In many cases, the rate of @C00955@ is fast compared with the rate of chain @P04881@, so that the number of kinetic-chain carriers is essentially constant throughout the @P04740@.
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287. (Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2308 [Terms] [Paper]