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A polymer of two or more different monomers.

co·pol′y·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.


(Chemistry) a chemical compound of high molecular weight formed by uniting the molecules of two or more different compounds (monomers). Compare polymer, oligomer


(koʊˈpɒl ə mər)

a chemical compound of high molecular weight produced by polymerizing two or more different monomers.
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Noun1.copolymer - a polymer consisting of two or more different monomers
polymer - a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
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Maltodextrin/VP copolymer provides the benefits that meet today's formulating needs by offering styling performance similar to that achieved with well-known and widely used polymers such as PVP (having a K value of 30) and VP/VA copolymer.
Sartomer Company has launched SMA2021 copolymer, a styrene maleic anhydride copolymer that offers improved heat resistance without compromising water resistance in polymer modification, leather re-tanning, graphic arts, coatings and over-print varnish applications.
The thermoplastic material is selected from the group consisting of a copolymer containing at least two of the same monomers and a mixture of at least two polymers from single monomers.
In a block copolymer solid, the different blocks of a block copolymer segregate to yield equilibrium block segregation patterns that are highly regular and ordered with periodicity ranging from tens of nanometres to several hundred nanometres.
The cycloalkenyl acrylate monomer is incorporated into the copolymer chain through the vinyl C=C bond of the acrylate group, leaving the C=C bond in the cycloalkenyl ring available to react with oxygen.
This three-stage analysis (SEC-MS-MS) was able to discern block length in the PEO/PPO/PEO triblock copolymer as well as the block length versus overall molecular mass.
Nonetheless, chemists can force them together so the substances assemble themselves into a so-called block copolymer, in which the two materials are inextricably linked (SN: 9/3/88, p.
Key statement: The present invention provides a random copolymer that is used for manufacturing a rubber having high fracture strength and excellent low loss properties (low heat generation properties) and that includes randomly arranged monomer units of a conjugated diene compound and of a non-conjugated olefin, a rubber composition containing the random copolymer, a crosslinked rubber composition obtained by crosslinking the rubber composition, and a tire manufactured by using the rubber composition or the cross-linked rubber composition.
To the best of our information, there is no report regarding polymerization of Py/NptPy copolymer in the literature.
Toughened polypropylene (PP) materials require controlled amounts of ethylene in the PP copolymer impact modifier for optimum toughness.
1 (a,b,c) and Table 1 that the copolymer synthesized by MAPS method had lower molecular-weight than the copolymer synthesized by THPS method.