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Formation of a polymer by the combination of two or more monomer units without the release of any byproducts, such as Water. Polystyrene is formed by addition polymerization of Styrene monomers.
Synonyms and Related Terms
polimerización por adición (Esp.); polimerização por adição (Port.)
Resources and Citations
- Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addition_polymerization (Accessed Feb. 2, 2006)