cross-link

(redirected from Cross-linker)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Cross-linker: Crosslinking agent

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

or

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"
References in periodicals archive ?
Our STAHL EVO portfolio contains hazardless solutions such as VOC-free, low-smell water-based and highly solid products including resins, cross-linker, pigments, and additives.
Modification of collagen with a natural cross-linker, procyanidin.
Battelle partnered with the Ohio Soybean Council on Soy-PK Reactive Oligomer Cross-Linker Resin, which received Green Technology special recognition.
The new process not only ensues a pure SAP stream but as the process operates without passing SAP through fans the ever critical SAP outer cross-linker surface is retained thereby ensuring no negative product impacts.
In the present study, the condensation reaction of hydroxyl-terminated PDMS with cross-linker was used to prepare end-linked irregular networks with dangling chains.
In order to obtain the objectives, a nanocomposite containing poly (acrylamide-co-acrylonitrile) and silver nanoparticles was firstly synthesized by using ammonium persulfate as the initiator and methylene bisacrylamide as the cross-linker.
The vaccine has high molecular weight, ultra-pure natural hyaluronan, which is derived from bacterial cells and is cross-linked with a proprietary cross-linker.
The peaks characterizing double bonds are noticed both in NIPAM and the cross-linker (MBA) but the FT-IR spectrum of microgel does not show any peak characteristic of double bond in the range of 1600-1650 cm-1(C=C aliphatic and aromatic) or 610990 cm-1 (stretching mode of vinyl double bonds) [13] .
BASF introduced Joncryl FLX 5100 emulsion and joncryl FLX CL 1 cross-linker, a new high alkali-resistant, two-pack water-based ink system for packaging applications.
Thus, in order to obviate the problems associated with mechanical property and the biocompatibility of biomaterials, we attempted to cross-link the parent molecule with suitable cross-linker through non-covalent interactions.
Palifosfamide (Zymafos(R) or ZIO-201) is a novel DNA cross-linker that in preclinical study has been shown to bypass resistance mediated by aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), in addition to conferring a favorable toxicity profile compared to other in-class agents.
The byproduct liberated is dependent on the leaving group of the cross-linker used in each specific formulation (FIGURE 1).