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 (pə-lĭm′ər-ĭ-zā′shən, pŏl′ə-mər-)
1. The bonding of two or more monomers to form a polymer.
2. A chemical process that effects this bonding.


(pəˌlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃən; ˌpɒlɪməraɪ-) or


(Chemistry) the act or process of forming a polymer or copolymer, esp a chemical reaction in which a polymer is formed


(pəˌlɪm ər əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌpɒl ə mər-)

the act or process of forming a polymer or polymeric compound.
po•lym′er•ize`, v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polymerization - a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compoundpolymerization - a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compound
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved


[ˈpɒlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃən] Npolimerización f


nPolymerisation f


[pəˌlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃn] npolimerizzazione f
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The polymerization reaction was carried out according to a radical mechanism, where potassium persulphate (KPS) and sodium thiosulphate (NTS) were the redox initiators and N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide (NNMBA) was the cross-linking monomer.
Properties of resin based cements critical to the success of adhesive restorations include adequate bond strength, low solubility, biocompatibility, color stability, low film thickness and polymerization shrinkage.1 Resin cements are classified according to the filler type (micro, micro, nano), mode of activation (photo, chemical and dual cure) and bonding mechanism (self-etch and total etch).2 Resin cements contain different monomers linked together during polymerization reaction. The characteristics and properties of resin based cements is dependent on the degree of conversion of monomers to polymers.3
In another major contribution to polymerization reaction engineering, Bowman was the first to exploit living radical photopolymerizations (LRPs) as a tool to better characterize network material properties, and the use of LRPs to create materials with unique properties not achievable by other polymerization techniques.
In the area of polymerization reaction modeling, Bowman has published seminal work that addresses the complex relationships among the polymerization kinetics, the monomer chemistry, the polymerization conditions, and the resulting polymer structure.
The reaction mechanism usually involved free-radical polymerization reaction which largely depends upon the stability of the intermediate transition states, thus the reaction path can be determine by evaluating the stabilities of these states in the reaction mixture [1-4].
Actually, polymerization reaction is not limited in the C-H bond, and it also occurs in other types of bonds like N-H bond [29, 30].
As the polymerization reaction proceeds, the amount of monomer and free radicals decrease and due to increase in viscosity and degree of polymerization, it becomes difficult to bring the monomer and free radical together.
Reactive extrusion/compounding for many polymerization reaction systems has been evaluated.
The functionalized chains or "skirts"on one end of these nanorods keeps them localized at the interface and the sites (or "initiators") along the rod's surface trigger a polymerization reaction with the monomer and cross-linkers in the outer solution.
Without catalyst no polymerization reaction happens and evidence shows that the embedded catalyst initiated the polymerization of the healing agent.
(17) Thus, CQ activation was probably more efficient, so that the CQ polymerization reaction was initiated more quickly than the PPD reaction, creating fringes with greater color variation or higher polymerization stress immediately after photo-polymerization.