Polymer that adsorbs or absorbs a certain substance or certain substances from a liquid or a gas.
A polymer sorbent may be a polymer @A00153@ or a polymer absorbent. The former acts by surface sorption and the latter by bulk sorption.
See also: sorption (in colloid chemistry), adsorption, absorption
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. 'Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)' on page 902 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200476040889)