A @M03667@ in which a small but significant proportion of the @C01288@ have ionizable or ionic groups, or both. Some protein molecules may be classified as @I03229@ molecules.
Source: PAC, 1996, 68, 2287. (Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2299 [Terms] [Paper]
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