comb macromolecule

Also contains definitions of: brush macromolecule, regular comb macromolecule
A macromolecule comprising a main chain (backbone) with multiple trifunctional branch points from each of which a linear side-chain 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 (