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polyether

[pol-ee-ee-ther] /ˌpɒl iˈi θər/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a polymeric ether.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; poly- + ether
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  • Later on, replaced polyether dendrons with alternative and more stable aromatic sulfonic acids.
Encyclopedia Article for polyether

any of a class of organic substances prepared by joining together or polymerizing many molecules of simpler compounds (monomers) by establishing ether links between them; polyethers, which may be either chainlike or networklike in molecular structure, comprise an unusually diverse group of polymers.

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