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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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The information obtained from solvent swelling can be used to characterize cross-linked structures, to determine solubility parameters (square root of cohesive energy density), molecular weights between cross-links or cross-link densities of fossil fuels with cross-linked macromolecular structures.
Currently, we have the capacity to synthesize mimics of clinically relevant interstrand cross-links. Of the several novel dimers we have prepared to date, one of them is an analogue of a cross-link that is formed by hepsulfam.
Li was able to get the best of both worlds by coaxing soy protein to cross-link with the adhesive's second major ingredient--a proprietary resin known as kymene--in a similar manner to mussel adhesive.
Capture and reporter probes are then added and hybridized to their complementary target sequences, at which time the sample is irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) (3) light to induce the formation of a covalent cross-link between the probes and target.
In the placebo group, the mean crystallinity ratio increased from 0.92 at baseline to 1.22 after 3 years of treatment; likewise the collagen cross-link ratio increased from 1.40 to 1.90.
Reference material (RM) 8457, which consists of 0.5 cm cubes of orthopedic-grade ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene that are well suited for measurements of cross-link density by a new ASTM International swell-test method, has been issued.
"These two new LDPE grades for the cross-link foaming process are the latest examples from Sabic of such innovative solutions developed together with our customers and value chain partners," concluded Frank de Vries.
A combining one-step method was implemented to cross-link S fibers, which consisted of two mechanisms, chemical and physical.
At 12 h of pepsin digestion cross-link native pericardium with GA and DPPA for four different periods exhibited the increasing trend in weight loss with the increase in cross-linking time.
The present paper reports that ultraviolet (UV-C) radiation can provide the necessary energetic input required to cross-link gelatin, with increased yield in the presence of glucose.
(17) Where progression can be reliably documented, it is important to cross-link corneas with progressive keratoconus as early as possible.
The PEGDE can cross-link the CS-CS, SF-SF and SF-CS molecules to obtain the cross-linked SF/CS blends.

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