Chemical reaction in which at least one reactant or a catalyst is bound through chemical bonds or weaker interactions, such as hydrogen bonds or donor–acceptor interactions, to a polymer.
- The easy separation of low-molar-mass reactants or products from the polymer-supported species is a great advantage of polymer-supported reactions.
- Typical examples of polymer-supported reactions are: (a) reactions performed by use of polymer-supported catalysts, (b) solid-phase peptide synthesis, in which intermediate peptide molecules are chemically bonded to beads of a suitable @PT07191@.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. 'Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)' on page 894 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200476040889)