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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

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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"
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Peroxides create strong carbon-carbon crosslinked bonds, as shown in table 1, that are identical to the carbon-carbon bonds in the backbone of the elastomer itself.
Polyurethane, crosslinked polyethylene, polyester, polynorbornene and poly(ether-ether-ketone) is the mostly used SMPs [9-11].
23, 2016), "Crosslinked Fibers and Method of Making Same by Extrusion, "Ahmad Robert Hadba and Sebastien LadetfCovidien LP, Mansfield, Mass., and Sofradim Production, Trevoux, France).
compared six Propel SSP wells with five offset wells that were completed using Northern White sand in a traditional crosslinked gel fluid system.
According to previous study (Kim et al., 2004), it was reported that the crosslinked [beta]-CD made with adipic acid exhibited higher cholesterol removal than [beta]-CD in milk, it was also reported that the [beta]-CD removed over 90% of cholesterol from egg yolk diluted with water (1:1) and that the [beta]-CD could be recovered and recycled for further use (Jung et al., 2005).
Osteochondral dowels could be harvested from a porcine stifle joint, cleaned, decullarized, and crosslinked. The plugs could then be used to repair articular cartilage defects during exploratory surgery using standard OAT surgical procedures.
Hydrogels are hydrophilic three-dimensional networks of water-soluble polymers bonded, or crosslinked, to one another.
Crosslinked nylons have higher heat resistance than their standard counterparts, along with better physical properties and abrasion resistance.
Water swelling crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) gels have for many years been a preferred research object, with wide potential practical application mainly in the biomedical area: tissue-engineering, cartilage reconstruction, materials for artificial skin, bioadhesive and mucoadhesive systems, drug delivery systems [1-4].
Their topics are main principles of the cluster model, the main physical concepts used in fractals theory, fractal models of epoxy polymers curing process, describing crosslinked rubbers within the frameworks of fractal analysis and local order models, the structure of epoxy polymers, properties of crosslinked epoxy polymers, nanocomposites based on crosslinked polymers, polymer-polymer nanocomposites, crosslinked epoxy polymers as natural nanocomposites, and the solid-phase extrusion of rarely crosslinked epoxy polymers.