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.
In tomatoes, lycopene is a long-chain molecule," Ishida says.
Polyacrylamide (PAM), a long-chain molecule commonly used to clean waste water.
Orientation occurs in every extrusion process due to the inherent strain applied to the long-chain molecules as the polymer is shaped and flows through the die.
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.
We understand taking frozen water and transforming a block of it into a smiling, bow-toting cherub; but to take a horse-trough portion of these long-chain molecules and produce a prototype in a matter of hours .
Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), the soft polymer that's the main ingredient in Silly Putty, also comes in transparent, pliable sheets in which some of the material's long-chain molecules are chemically crosslinked, says John W.