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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

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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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With the acquisition of Air Products' epoxy curing agents business and Evonik's long-time experience in isophorone chemistry, Evonik has a very broad technology platform and expertise in crosslinker technology.
With the acquisition of Air Product's epoxy curing agents business and Evonik's long-time experience in isophorone chemistry, Evonik has a broad technology platform in crosslinker technology.
Novel polymer--clay nanocomposite hydrogel has been prepared without using any organic crosslinker [4, 5].
Sweden's Nexam Chemical, manufacturer of heat-activated crosslinkers for plastics, has introduced Nexamite PBO, a multifunctional additive intended for use as a chain extender and crosslinker.
2] pigment contributed significantly to the hydrolysis behavior of the epoxy coatings in that their presence substantially reduced the amount of melamine released and the extent of crosslinker hydrolysis.
The hydrogels are prepared by polymerizing a liquid reaction mixture that contains monomers, a crosslinker, and a polymerization initiator.
Spectronics' Select XLE-Series UV crosslinker covalently binds nucleic acids to membranes in under 30 sec-240x faster than vacuum-oven baking.
A novel thermo-sensitive superabsorbent hydrogel with salt- and pH-responsiveness properties was obtained by grafting of mixtures of acrylic acid (AA) and N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) monomers onto kappa-carrageenan, kC, using ammonium persulfate (APS) as a free radical initiator in the presence of methylene bisacrylamide (MBA) as a crosslinker.
It was observed that GC resins were able to be dispersed in water without using any surfactant and by minimal mixing force (hand mixing) and produced coating films with good properties when crosslinked with a compatible waterborne amine crosslinker.
Under normal conditions, the polymers bond to the crosslinker so the bonds open when subjected to a long-period deformation force, allowing the materials to flow.
The reaction product of the radiation activatable surface crosslinker and the water absorbing resin are present at surfaces of the superabsorbent polymer particles.
He suggests that AZC is the most efficient crosslinker available for many coating formulations, because it imparts a degree of wet pick resistance that you would not otherwise have.