in polymer chemistry
Reaction in which one or more species of @B00682@ are connected to the main chain of a macromolecule as side-chains having constitutional or configurational features that differ from those in the main chain.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. (Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)) on page 892 [Terms] [Paper]