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cross-link

(krôs′lĭngk′, krŏs′-)
n.
A chemical bond formed between adjacent chains of a complex molecule such as a polymer.
v. cross-linked, cross-link·ing, cross-links
v.tr.
To join (adjacent chains of a complex molecule) with cross-links.
v.intr.
To form cross-links.

cross-link

or

cross-linkage

n
(Chemistry) a chemical bond, atom, or group of atoms that connects two adjacent chains of atoms in a large molecule such as a polymer or protein

cross-link

(n. ˈkrɔsˌlɪŋk, ˈkrɒs-; v. -ˈlɪŋk)

n.
1. a bond, atom, or group linking the chains of atoms in a polymer or other complex organic molecule.
v.t.
2. to attach by a cross-link.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cross-link - a side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule
bond, chemical bond - an electrical force linking atoms
Verb1.cross-link - join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein)
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
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On the other hand, gel content of crosslinked PDMS has been shown in Fig.
The distributed crosslinks can be of different types including different length, different chemistry, and connecting different points on the crosslinked rubber chains.
Crosslinked polyethylene materials are especially difficult to mold by any method, including rotational molding.
2004), it was reported that the crosslinked [beta]-CD made with adipic acid exhibited higher cholesterol removal than [beta]-CD in milk, it was also reported that the [beta]-CD removed over 90% of cholesterol from egg yolk diluted with water (1:1) and that the [beta]-CD could be recovered and recycled for further use (Jung et al.
The physical properties of crosslinked samples were compared, in vitro, to those of the acellular counterparts.
Hydrogels are hydrophilic three-dimensional networks of water-soluble polymers bonded, or crosslinked, to one another.
Crosslinked nylons have higher heat resistance than their standard counterparts, along with better physical properties and abrasion resistance.
Their topics are main principles of the cluster model, the main physical concepts used in fractals theory, fractal models of epoxy polymers curing process, describing crosslinked rubbers within the frameworks of fractal analysis and local order models, the structure of epoxy polymers, properties of crosslinked epoxy polymers, nanocomposites based on crosslinked polymers, polymer-polymer nanocomposites, crosslinked epoxy polymers as natural nanocomposites, and the solid-phase extrusion of rarely crosslinked epoxy polymers.
Crosslinked Elastic Material Formed From A Branched Block Copolymer: No.
In their work, biobased resin acrylated epoxidized soybean oil (AESO) was either crosslinked with divinylbenzene (DVB) or chemically modified by phthalic anhydride.
Crosslinked polymers swell in a good solvent to form a gel, but do not dissolve to form a solution.
About 60 percent of automotive cable insulation on vehicles today is polyvinyl chloride; the remainder is made of crosslinked polyethylene.