polymer–polymer complex

Complex, at least two components of which are different polymers.
  1. A complex is a molecular entity formed from two or more components that can be ionic or uncharged.
  2. Although the intrinsic @BT07001@ between the individual interacting sites giving rise to the complex is weaker than a @C01384@, the total @BT07001@ for any single molecule may exceed the energy of a single @C01384@.
  3. The properties of a complex defined here differ from those given elsewhere because, owing to the repeating nature of a @M03667@, many interacting sites may be present, which together will provide stronger bonding than a single @C01384@.
PAC, 2004, 76, 1985. (Definition of terms related to polymer blends, composites, and multiphase polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2004)) on page 1988 [Terms] [Paper]