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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-linking

Chemical bonds between adjacent polymer molecules.
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Conventional polyolefin based polymers (high and low density polyethylene and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) have been recently studied for the development of composites with CNTs due to their low cost, good processability, and cross-linking efficiency.
M2 PHARMA-November 10, 2017-Avedro Passes Milestone Sine FDA Approved Its Corneal Cross-Linking Treatment in the US
Recently transepithelial cross-linking, gained rounds by leaving epithelium intact, improving patient comfort and minimizing the risk of infection associated with epithelial removal.
3) The same method of cross-linking is used in both products (1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether, or BDDE).
com)-- Mr Samer Hamada, a renowned eye surgeon from Eye Clinic London and Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust has been invited to speak at the UK Cross-Linking Consortium Meeting.
The network structure (the cross-linking density, the content of pendant chains, and elastic chains) of the elastomer was speculated in Macosko and Miller's calculation [16].
First, it allows the elimination of hazardous compounds such as formaldehyde or glutaraldehyde, which have been commonly used for cross-linking collagen.
A flexible pipe option for commercial and residential hot and cold water systems, The Dow Chemical Company's HYPERTHERM 2399 Resin--a bimodal high-density polyethylene of raised temperature--provides a solution that's durable, sustainable, easy-to-install and can withstand the demands of potable hot water systems, without the need for costly cross-linking steps required for cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipes.
With an output of up to 150 kg/h, it reportedly reaches substantially higher throughput rates than conventional lines or RAM extruders and offers the advantage of an extremely short, low-maintenance, cross-linking station.
This green method for cross-linking of SS using CDI is being reported for the first time.
50, wherein the cationic modified starch is not substantially water insoluble, wherein the cationic modified starch is cross-linked by a cross-linking agent.
Cross-linking is an effective method to control resorption rate of collagen based biomaterials and to prevent a rapid elution of the material into wound fluids.