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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.
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cross-link

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cross-linkage

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(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
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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]
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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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He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the fundamental understanding of photopolymerization systems and reaction engineering of crosslinked polymer systems.
Suitable anion exchange resins include any ion exchange resin consisting of a cation bound to a crosslinked polymer.
The DOPA groups contained in the adhesive react stepwise under the conditions prevalent in seawater to form a crosslinked polymer matrix capable of bonding to inorganic oxides in rock.
Polyswell: Polyswell is a unique crosslinked polymer designed to swell many times its original weight when added to a drilling fluid.
This communication links the stripping of cured paint films by aggressive solvents to the effect that swelling has on the cohesive and adhesive properties of a crosslinked polymer network.
Their method uses a two-step process--ring-opening polymerization and hydrolysis--to create a crosslinked polymer backbone with carboxylic groups that gives the hydrogel its unique properties.
Previously, it had been established that the microenvironment surrounding the functional group in a crosslinked polymer could affect that group's reactivity.
Rehner, Jr., Statistical Mechanics of Crosslinked Polymer Networks I, Rubberlike Elasticity (J), J.
Patent 8,618,230 (December 31, 2013), "Method for Crosslinking by Thermal Huisgen Reaction, Crosslinkable Chromophoric Polymers, and Crosslinked Polymer Substances Having Stable Electro-Optical Properties," Fabrice Odobel, Annabelle Jenny Scarpaci, Errol Blart, and Laurent Fontaine (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France).
Decreasing gas and water vapor permeability (4-6) with physical aging was observed in crosslinked polymer films.
This produces a rigid, crosslinked polymer matrix into which cavities reflecting the shape of the amino acid have become permanently imprinted.