degree of polymerization

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degree of polymerization

[di′grē əv pə‚lim·ə·rə′zā·shən]
(organic chemistry)
The number of structural units in the average polymer molecule in a particular sample. Abbreviated D.P.
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Future research shall improve the separation, identification and quantification of procyanidins with degree of polymerisation (DP) [greater than or equal to] 6, procyanidin glycosides, C-glycosyl flavones and some flavonol glycosides.
The decision covers a 2 million square metres of co-extruded trilayer poly(vinyl butyral) film without a graduated colour band containing 29%-31% of 2,2'-ethylenedioxydiethyl bis(2-ethylhexanoate) as a plasticiser; 1,000 tonnes of propylene-butylene copolymer, containing 60%-68% of propylene and 32%-40% butylene, of a melt viscosity of not more than 3 000 mPa at 190C; and 8,000 tonnes of polyvinyl butyral; 1,300 tonnes of polydimethylsiloxane with a degree of polymerisation of 2,800 monomer units.