Complex, at least two components of which are different polymers.
- A complex is a molecular entity formed from two or more components that can be ionic or uncharged.
- Although the intrinsic @BT07001@ between the individual interacting sites giving rise to the complex is weaker than a @C01384@, the total @BT07001@ for any single molecule may exceed the energy of a single @C01384@.
- The properties of a complex defined here differ from those given elsewhere because, owing to the repeating nature of a @M03667@, many interacting sites may be present, which together will provide stronger bonding than a single @C01384@.
PAC, 2004, 76, 1985. 'Definition of terms related to polymer blends, composites, and multiphase polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2004)' on page 1988 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200476111985)