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Merrifield Resin is a polystyrene resin based on a copolymer of styrene and chloromethylstyrene. In addition this polymer is also cross-linked with divinylbenzene present in the monomer composition up to 5%. Merrifield resin is named after its inventor, Robert Bruce Merrifield (1984 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry), and used in Solid-phase synthesis. It is used in the Merrifield Synthesis of polypeptide chains, facilitated by DCC.
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