Condensation polymerizations are those which yield polymers with repeating units having lesser atoms than present in the monomers from which they are formed. This type of polymerization involves the elimination of a small molecule (e.g., H2O, HCl). Addition polymerizations are those which yield polymers with repeat units having identical molecular formula of those of the monomers from which they are formed, as well as losing the unsaturation such as double bonds that transform to connections between the monomer units. This type of polymerization does not eliminate any small molecule and the entire monomer molecule becomes part of the polymer.
|Title of host publication||Biomaterials for Delivery and Targeting of Proteins and Nucleic Acids|
|Number of pages||26|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2004|
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