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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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The basic structure of the Slide-Ring material is the supramolecular networks comprised of nano-sized "necklace" supramolecules called polyrotaxane with crosslinking points of bonded molecular necklaces or molecular necklaces with other polymers.
Crosslinking of elastomer, an exothermic and irreversible chemical process, leads to the formation of three-dimensional network structure from a viscous entanglement of long-chain polymer [1, 2], Formation of three-dimensional network structures upon crosslinking of elastomers provides high elasticity, high tensile strength, low compression set, large recoverable deformations, and better resistance to solvents.
Conclusion: Corneal Crosslinking was found effective in causing regression or halting the progression of disease in patients with progressive Keratoconus at three months follow-up, however, the efficacy of corneal crosslinking was unaffected by patient's age and gender.
For high-performance applications, crosslinking is critical for mechanical stability.
Crosslinking density of film increased with DAAM content and m(ADH)/m(DAAM) ratio.
However, we have previously demonstrated that crosslinking the collagen of a xenograft with genipin, from gardenia jasminoides Ellis fruit, increases compressive stiffness and inhibits enzymatic degradation.
Evonik has started up two new plant units for the production of crosslinking activators at its multi-user site in Wesseling.
GM Global Technology Operations has been granted a patent for a polymer comprised of a reaction product of an epoxy resin; a first crosslinking agent reactive with the epoxy resin and having a first molecular weight; and a second crosslinking agent reactive with the epoxy resin, wherein the second crosslinking agent is an amine having a polyether backbone, at least one amino group attached to the polyether backbone, and a second molecular weight of at least 2.
Mastery of Holcomb C3-R crosslinking for keratoconus and other disorders; for patients and physicians.
This cross-species response due to the structural proteins may be further reduced by crosslinking [8].
It has been shown that a crosslinked nylon 6 compound can replace nylon 66, as crosslinking eliminates the need for the higher performance of the latter, while the nylon 6 also provides better low-temperature properties.
The two anti-CD20/CD74 antibodies potently inhibited the growth of MCL cell lines, as well as other NHL cell lines, at a low concentration of 10 nanomolar without the need of a secondary, crosslinking antibody.