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A polymer that consists of three distinct monomers.

[Latin ter, thrice; see trei- in Indo-European roots + polymer.]


(Chemistry) chem a chemical compound composed of three additional chemical compounds


(tərˈpɒl ə mər)

a polymer consisting of three different monomers, as the resin ABS.
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The spectrum shows typical absorption bands for AAm:AMPSNa:VP terpolymers, as follow: The 3,351 and 3,200 [cm.
New generation fluorinated terpolymers with excellent mold flow and lower compression set for improved sealing ability are offered.
Spectral and thermal properties, the photo-crosslinking behaviors and dielectrical and electrical properties of the terpolymers and the composites were investigated.
Terpolymers prepared by condensation of o-cresol and urea with formaldehyde in the presence of an acidic catalyst have also been studied [16].
The maleic anhydride functionality in these XERAN copolymers and terpolymers makes them extremely suitable as a compatibiliser and coupling agent in many applications.
Company 's toughening technologies involve ethylene terpolymers, ionomers, and grafted polyolefins.
The terpolymers are designed to meet the needs of Indian coatings producers for cost efficiency and high performance.
Lotader acrylate-based ethylene terpolymers are used around the world as impact modifiers in the processing of technical polymers such as polyamides, thermoplastic polyesters (PET, PBT), and polycarbonate, Arkema says.
Their strategy is to establish optimum regulatory control at their Mendoza facility, producing 120,000 tons/year homopolymers, impact copolymers, random copolymers, terpolymers and special polyolefins, which is essential for providing consistent, safe process operations and securing economic benefits.
The second layer is free of polybutylene and is formed predominantly of polymers selected from the group consisting of propylene-ethylene copolymers, ethylene-propylene-butene-1 terpolymers and propylene-butene-1 copolymers.
Their topics include characterizing associative properties of amphiphilic polyelectrolytes and their self-assembled nanostructures in water, water-soluble copolymers and terpolymers of synthetic polyzwitterions, the controlled synthesis of polymers with ionic or ionizable groups using atom transfer radical polymerization, and applications of polyelectrolytes in aqueous media.
Merquat[R]2001/Merquat[R] 2001N--Patented terpolymers designed for superior hair detangling; lessens artificial hair color fading from shampooing; provides light to moderate conditioning; recommended for improving wet hair properties.