A molecule of intermediate relative molecular mass, the structure of which essentially comprises a small plurality of units derived, actually or conceptually, from molecules of lower relative molecular mass.
- A molecule is regarded as having an intermediate @R05271@ if it has properties which do vary significantly with the removal of one or a few of the units.
- If a part or the whole of the molecule has an intermediate @R05271@ and essentially comprises a small plurality of units derived, actually or conceptually, from molecules of lower @R05271@, it may be described as oligomeric, or by @O04283@ used adjectivally.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287. 'Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)' on page 2289 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199668122287)