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A polymer consisting of at least 2 and as many as 100 monomers.

o·lig′o·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
o·lig′o·mer′i·za′tion n.


(Chemistry) a compound of relatively low molecular weight containing up to five monomer units. Compare polymer, copolymer
[C20: from oligo- + -mer, as in polymer]
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4 Oligomer (lOnm scale) HPLC purified 30 oligomers of less than 30 nt length-30 oligomers
The oligomer is essential for sterilization stability.
CN9302 dual-cure urethane acrylate oligomer delivers both acrylate and isocyanate functionality.
Polysulfide Oligomer Sealants: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
These UV curable oligomer products featur low viscosity without monomer migration issue.
We have a new brain imaging method that can detect the toxin that leads to Alzheimer's disease," said Klein, who first identified the amyloid beta oligomer in 1998.
The typical procedure for the synthesis of poly(aryl ether ketone) oligomer containing phthalonitrile (PAEK-CN-II) was as following: To a 100 ml, three-necked flask fitted with a thermometer, a Dean-Stark trap with a condenser, and a nitrogen inlet were added DHBP (8.
The analysis of the plasticizing additives showed that practically all of them were oligomer electrolytes on the basis of organic aromatic compounds.
Low level of molecular interaction of fluorine-containing polymer and oligomer components provides low values of tangential shear of the surface layers in the composite materials articles or in coatings on the of the friction contact surfaces.
An oligomer consists of a few monomer units (between 10 to 30 units) in contrast to a polymer that, at least in principle, consists of an unlimited number of monomers.
We also found that A or B-type procyanidin oligomer-rich CExl-3 from different Cinnamon species had hypoglycemic effects both in vivo and in vitro, suggesting that the types of Cinnamon procyanidin oligomers are not the key of causing different hypoglycemic activities of Cinnamon.