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Identifying Long-Chain and Short-Chain Branching in Polymers

Branching affects macroscopic polymer properties such as crystallinity, melting temperature, toughness, ductility, and optical clarity. Two types of branching are long-chain branching (LCB) and short-chain branching (SCB), wherein the molar mass of the branches is larger or smaller than the entanglement molar mass, respectively.