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 (pə-lĭm′ər-ĭ-zā′shən, pŏl′ə-mər-)
1. The bonding of two or more monomers to form a polymer.
2. A chemical process that effects this bonding.


(pəˌlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃən; ˌpɒlɪməraɪ-) or


(Chemistry) the act or process of forming a polymer or copolymer, esp a chemical reaction in which a polymer is formed


(pəˌlɪm ər əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌpɒl ə mər-)

the act or process of forming a polymer or polymeric compound.
po•lym′er•ize`, v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polymerization - a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compoundpolymerization - a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compound
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved


[ˈpɒlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃən] Npolimerización f


nPolymerisation f


[pəˌlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃn] npolimerizzazione f
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The key aspect of the methodology includes the use of commercial available chemicals, performing of the polymerization reaction in suspension, and the operation of the reactor at atmosphere pressure.
Melamine Formaldehyde is a synthetic resin which is manufactured with the help of polymerization reaction of melamine and formaldehyde.
Reactive extrusion/compounding for many polymerization reaction systems has been evaluated.
The functionalized chains or "skirts"on one end of these nanorods keeps them localized at the interface and the sites (or "initiators") along the rod's surface trigger a polymerization reaction with the monomer and cross-linkers in the outer solution.
It entails a blend containing a UV-absorbing polymer comprising the polymerization reaction product of a first ethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising a first pendant group that comprises a UV-absorbing moiety, and a second pendant group selected from the group consisting of H, or C1.
The temperature increase was due to the exothermic heat of the polymerization reaction.
Though kinetically unfavorable, if it were to occur, this mechanism would slow down the overall polymerization reaction, even with low quantum yields, by removing both ITX and MA from the photoinitiator system.
U-Max processor with temperature/vacuum capabilities performs in-situ polymerization reaction followed by a drying step in the same equipment.
Anaeorobic sealants are composed of methacrylates, and involve two chemical systems: 1) a monomeric system that polymerizes, in the absence of oxygen, into a rubberlike compound, and 2) an initiator system that starts the polymerization reaction.
The actual polymerization reaction starts with the addition of a catalyst or initiator.
The process uses thermoplastics such as polycarbonate and polyetherimides, which engineers can reshape with heat treatments even after the initial polymerization reaction.
4] loses its crystallinity during polymerization reaction.