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A polymer of two or more different monomers.

co·pol′y·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
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(Chemistry) a chemical compound of high molecular weight formed by uniting the molecules of two or more different compounds (monomers). Compare polymer, oligomer
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(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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Mechanical blending: polymers were collected from the SAN copolymer latex and the ASA block copolymer latex respectively and then mixed for the next step.
Liu, "Functional block copolymer assemblies responsive to tumor and intracellular microenvironments for site-specific drug delivery and enhanced imaging performance," Chemical Society Reviews, vol.
He added, "Our Linesoft WSC-40 is a new ternary block silicone for cotton, which is a three-component block copolymer of polysiloxane, polyamines and polyether."
Block copolymer thin films are used in nanolithography and patterning because they can form 5 to 50 nm selfassembled structures.
The polymerization is allowed to proceed for another 15 min at -78[degrees] C and then stopped by adding methanol to quench the reaction and to precipitate the block copolymer.
They found that both high molecular weight block copolymers show better stabilizing effect as compared to the low molecular weight block copolymer.
Depending on concentration and compatibility, the block copolymer can form other morphologies, such as vesicles or wormlike micelles.
The global market for Styrenic Block Copolymer (SBC) is expected to reach $8.26 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc.
1 July 2014 - US polymers producer Kraton Performance Polymers Inc (NYSE:KRA) said it has informed Taiwanese chemicals producer LCY Chemical Corp (TPE:1704), with whose styrenic block copolymer (SBC) operations it agreed to merge in January, that Kraton's board plans to withdraw its recommendation in favour of the tie-up.
10 mg of the block copolymer (BCP) was dissolved in 1 mL of THF, which is a good solvent for the two blocks.
Therefore, PEO-based block copolymer thin films have been proposed to be an important biomaterial in bioengineering for antifouling applications [1].