long-chain molecule

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Noun1.long-chain molecule - (chemistry) a relatively long chain of atoms in a molecule
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical chain, chain - (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
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DRA effect may be slowly reduced in the direction of flow due to the gradual breakdown of the long-chain molecule. While selecting a DRA the properties should be analyzed with respect to design conditions of the pipelines.
"In tomatoes, lycopene is a long-chain molecule," Ishida says.
Polyacrylamide (PAM), a long-chain molecule commonly used to clean waste water.
Researchers have spent decades seeking uses for chitin, Earth's seond most abundant natural polymer (long-chain molecule).
Chitin is second only to cellulose as the most abundant natural polymer (long-chain molecule).
Thermoplastics are long-chain molecules. Their resting or stress-free state is a coiled chain, something like a slinky.
Our hyaluronic serum has short-chain and long-chain molecules. The long-chain sits on the surface and the short-chain go in the deeper layers.
However, it is difficult to find an explanation about the roles of intermolecular forces in contact angle changes, especially in long-chain molecules. Therefore, this study used three kinds of vegetable oil droplets to clarify the role of intermolecular forces of long carbon-chain molecules, especially the force that emerges from polar and nonpolar molecules.
Electrospinning uses an electrical charge to draw very fine (typically on the micro or nano scale) fibres from a liquid containing long-chain molecules -- essentially providing a coating for health-promoting ingredients such as pro-biotics and vitamins.
The new technique uses hydrogels, which are a type of 'smart' polymer made of water-soluble long-chain molecules. The team first showed that they could control the acidity inside a hydrogel by loading it with a compound called o-NBA.

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