comb macromolecule

Also contains definitions of: brush macromolecule, regular comb macromolecule
A @M03667@ comprising a @M03694@ with multiple trifunctional @B00728@ from each of which a linear @B00720@ emanates.
  1. If the subchains between the branch points of the main chain and the terminal subchains of the main chain are identical with respect to @C01282@ and @D01569@, and the side chains are identical with respect to @C01282@ and @D01569@ the macromolecule is termed a regular comb macromolecule.
  2. If at least some of the branch points are of functionality greater than three, the macromolecule may be termed a brush macromolecule.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287. (Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2296 [Terms] [Paper]