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 (pə-lĭm′ər-ĭ-zā′shən, pŏl′ə-mər-)
1. The bonding of two or more monomers to form a polymer.
2. A chemical process that effects this bonding.
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(pəˌlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃən; ˌpɒlɪməraɪ-) or


(Chemistry) the act or process of forming a polymer or copolymer, esp a chemical reaction in which a polymer is formed
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(pəˌlɪm ər əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌpɒl ə mər-)

the act or process of forming a polymer or polymeric compound.
po•lym′er•ize`, v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polymerization - a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compoundpolymerization - a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compound
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
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[ˈpɒlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃən] Npolimerización f
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nPolymerisation f
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[pəˌlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃn] npolimerizzazione f
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In our opinion, an increase in the particle radius and, correspondingly, a decrease in their total quantity, with an increase in the initial concentration of the monomer, can be attributed to the increase in the viscosity of the polymerization system, which leads to a decrease in the mobility of the radicals formed during the decomposition of the potassium persulfate and, as a consequence, a decrease in the initial quantity of polymer-monomer particles.
Summary: Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations at the B3LYP/3-21G basis set was carried out to determine the stability of intermediates during the pulsed laser polymerization (PLP) of acrylate monomers.
Stokes and Chang prepared telechelic polyolefin polymerization with a terpene initiator with functional groups that survive polymerization.
Abstract The effects of the type and amount of the surfactant and cosurfactant on the miniemulsion polymerization of acrylate monomers were studied, and the comparison of the kinetics between miniemulsion polymerization and conventional emulsion polymerization was discussed in the presence of reactive surfactant allyloxy nonylphenol propyl polyoxyethylene (10), ether sulfate (DNS-86), and reactive cosurfactant stearyl methacrylate (SMA).
This kinetic study will focus on a new type of phenolic resin obtained via ring opening polymerization. These new developed resins should able to solve several problems related to commercial phenolic resins such as brittleness, release of water and ammonia during curing process, toxicity of raw materials, strong acid compouds as catalysts, and narrow processing time.
Monitoring Polymerization Reactions: From Fundamentals to Applications
It undergoes polymerization in the presence of a photoinitiator during the setting process on bonding to the teeth [6].
Key statement: The present invention is directed to a pneumatic tire comprising a component, the component comprising a rubber composition comprising a diene based elastomer and 1 to 100 phr of: A) a twin polymerization reaction product of a silyl ether; or B) a twin polymerization reaction product of a boronic acid ester; or C) a twin polymerization reaction product of a titanium compound derived from tetraethyl orthotitanate and furfuryl alcohol; or D) a twin polymerization reaction product of a tungsten compound.
The dual resin cement presents reagents of both forms of polymerization. (1) The chemical component ensures adequate polymerization in the areas of the cement that do not receive sufficient light to initiate polymerization.
Twin Polymerization: New Strategy for Hybrid Materials Synthesis
Polymerization of Hb and RBC sickling in fish has been reported since 1865 (cited in Perutz and Mitchinson, 1950), in deer (Taylor, 1983), in sheep (Butcher and Hawkey, 1979), in cats (Altman et al, 1972), and in some reptiles (Simpson et al, 1982; Mattei et al, 1985).