Telomerization is a radical polymerization reaction where a chain transfer limits the size of the oligomer molecule product—the telomer.[1][2] Telomerization requires a telogen to react with at least one unsaturated taxogen molecule.[2] Fluorotelomers are an example.

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  1. ^ IUPAC, Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book") (1997). Online corrected version:  (2006–) "telomerization". doi:10.1351/goldbook.T06260
  2. ^ a b Lehmler, HJ (Mar 2005). "Synthesis of environmentally relevant fluorinated surfactants—a review". Chemosphere. 58 (11): 1471–96. Bibcode:2005Chmsp..58.1471L. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2004.11.078. PMID 15694468.