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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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After crosslinking with TAIC, the remaining weight considerably increased because alkaline solution hardly absorbed into the crosslinking network as well as the crystalline regions of rigid stereo crystals formed in the crosslinked stereocomplex.
Compared with chemical crosslinking, the advantage to radiation crosslinking after forming the product is that mold and barrel temperatures can be run at the standard thermoplastic temperatures and the same cycle time can be expected.
We have investigated the effect of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on the crosslinking of collagen.
The development of mechanical strength and hardness is often enhanced by chemical crosslinking that creates a three-dimensional network.
Metal catalysts for isocyanate crosslinking and accelerating epoxy crosslinking with amines/polyamides, etc.
E-BEAM Services provides electron beam crosslinking services for improving performance of plastics at processing facilities at three locations on the East Coast and Midwest.
The crosslinking is critical to long-term performance and must be monitored.
Rheometric curves were taken, and crosslinking density and the nature of the crosslinking network (the distribution of sulfur bridges length) were assessed.
There are also many studies for compatibilization of different polymer blend systems by dynamic crosslinking with peroxide, isocyanate derivatives, ionizing radiation, etc [2, 9, 12, 13],
The long-term goal of this research is to advance the development of deceullarization and crosslinking processes to make OCXGs more biocompatible and durable.
The ABPs can be classified to regulate (1) the polymerisation and depolymerisation kinetics of the individual filaments, (2) the structure of the network by crosslinking and bundling the filaments and (3) the dynamic reorganisation and contraction mediated by molecular motors.
Crosslinking is typically achieved through the formation of free radicals (unpaired electrons) that link together to form a plurality of carbon-carbon covalent bonds at the conjugated diene endblocks.