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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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4 Oligomer (lOnm scale) HPLC purified 30 oligomers of less than 30 nt length-30 oligomers
Liu and Bhardwaj developed a material withstanding multiple steam sterilization events using polyester, polysulfone blends with epoxy-functional styrene-acrylate oligomers.
The first three chapters focus on synthesis and properties of polysulfide oligomers, beginning with an overview of production technology and liquid thiokols, then discussing vulcanization, polymer composition, and the relationship between vulcanization agents and final properties.
Double Bond Chemical, a manufacturer of photoinitiators and oligomers recently increased its annual output in photoinitiator production, from 4,500 tons to 9,000 tons, and its annual output in oligomers production increased to 10,000 tons.
This new MRI probe technology is detecting something different from conventional technology: toxic amyloid beta oligomers instead of plaques, which occur at a stage of Alzheimer's when therapeutic intervention would be very late.
In the light of these facts, we proposed to synthesize a series of poly(aryl ether ketone) oligomers containing phthalonitrile with variable main chain length and cyano side groups by using 4,4'-dihydroxybenzophenone, 2,6-difluorobenzonitrile, and the endcapping reagent 4-nitrophthalonitrile.
The softeners which were received on the basis of oxyphenol oligomers are systematized and presented in Softeners on the basis of one-nuclear phenols (C[?
The research group directed by Dr Sandra Villegas, from the Biosciences Unit of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the UAB, designed a recombinant antibody fragment (the single-chain variable fragment scFv-h3D6), a derivative of bapineuzumab, which only consists of the active part trapping the etiological agent of the disease: the domains of the antibody responsible for the binding of Abeta oligomers.
The funds will be used to extend its research for the development of small molecule drugs aimed at inhibiting tau aggregation at the earliest steps of tau self-association into toxic oligomers in neurons.
Recent studies, however, suggest that the agent of Alzheimer's may be small A[beta] clumps called oligomers that appear in the brain years before plaques develop.
The organic liquid is comprised of one or more organic chemicals selected from solvents, ethylenically unsaturated monomers, and ethylenically unsaturated oligomers.
Panagene is a worldwide custom PNA (peptide nucleic acid) oligomer provider, and has focused on developing various molecular diagnostic products based on PNA oligomers.