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A polymer of two or more different monomers.

co·pol′y·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.


(Chemistry) a chemical compound of high molecular weight formed by uniting the molecules of two or more different compounds (monomers). Compare polymer, oligomer


(koʊˈpɒl ə mər)

a chemical compound of high molecular weight produced by polymerizing two or more different monomers.
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Noun1.copolymer - a polymer consisting of two or more different monomers
polymer - a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
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g, ij] has a physical meaning of the glass transition temperature of an alternating copolymer.
To our knowledge, maleic anhydride and styrene can form the alternating copolymers under lower temperature and there are many literatures about synthesizing alternating copolymer with maleic anhydride and styrene with reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) process and the probable CTC propagation mechanism (Scheme 1) for RAFT copolymerization of styrene and maleic anhydride clarified with ESR spectroscopy (Electron Spin Resonance) by Du et al.
Poly (styrene-maleic anhydride) alternating copolymer (SMA) was synthesized through solution polymerization, as described elsewhere (10).
The first two commercial products in this category are an ethylene-CO perfectly alternating copolymer and an ethylene-propylene-CO terpolymer called Carilon from Shell.
In recent years, owing to the development of zinc glutarate as a catalyst (5), high yield production of the alternating copolymer from carbon dioxide and propylene oxide can be achieved (6).

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