The @A00045@, by the @R05066@ end of a growing chain-polymer, of an atom from another molecule. The growth of the polymer chain is thereby terminated but a new radical, capable of chain @P04881@ and @P04740@, is simultaneously created. For the example of alkene @P04740@ cited for a @C00960@, the reaction:
C00963-1.pngrepresents a chain transfer, the radical Cl3C· inducing further @P04740@:
C00963-3.pngThe phenomenon occurs also in other chain reactions such as @C00910@.