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A polymer consisting of at least 2 and as many as 100 monomers.

o·lig′o·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
o·lig′o·mer′i·za′tion n.


(Chemistry) a compound of relatively low molecular weight containing up to five monomer units. Compare polymer, copolymer
[C20: from oligo- + -mer, as in polymer]
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To address this problem we will develop fluorescence based methods to detect and characterise individual oligomers to measure the oligomer size, structure, proteinase K resistance, seeding capability and composition.
These UV curable oligomer products featur low viscosity without monomer migration issue.
We have a new brain imaging method that can detect the toxin that leads to Alzheimer's disease," said Klein, who first identified the amyloid beta oligomer in 1998.
The typical procedure for the synthesis of poly(aryl ether ketone) oligomer containing phthalonitrile (PAEK-CN-II) was as following: To a 100 ml, three-necked flask fitted with a thermometer, a Dean-Stark trap with a condenser, and a nitrogen inlet were added DHBP (8.
The analysis of the plasticizing additives showed that practically all of them were oligomer electrolytes on the basis of organic aromatic compounds.
Acknowledged as high quality PNA oligomer probe provider
This oligomer is said to be well suited for coatings used on automotive finishes, automotive accessories made of plastic or metal, and window films for automotive and structural applications.
We also found that A or B-type procyanidin oligomer-rich CExl-3 from different Cinnamon species had hypoglycemic effects both in vivo and in vitro, suggesting that the types of Cinnamon procyanidin oligomers are not the key of causing different hypoglycemic activities of Cinnamon.
HBPUA oligomer was first mixed with 2 wt% Darocur 1173, and then the mixture was coated on a glass or tin plate by an applicator with a 100 [micro]m gap, and cured for 43 s by exposing them to a UV lamp (365 nm, 2 kW, 80 W/cm) made by Shenzhen Nengjia Automation Equipment Co.
Sartomer offers PRO11479, a new UV/EB-curable oligomer dispersion that is designed for sprayable wood coatings.
Microglial pre-treatment with the mixed Src family/Abl inhibitor, dasatinib, attenuated oligomer-stimulated cytokine secretion demonstrating that the oligomer stimulated response required tyrosine kinase activation.
But prion protein's new job as an A-beta oligomer sensor may shed light on how A-beta proteins can damage brain cells.