from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The bonding of two or more monomers to form a polymer.
- n. A chemical process that effects this bonding.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The chemical process, normally with the aid of a catalyst, to form a polymer by bonding together multiple identical units (monomers).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of changing to a polymeric form; the condition resulting from such change.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The apparent fusion or union of two or more molecules of a compound, forming a more complex molecule with a higher atomic weight and somewhat different physical and chemical properties. Also spelled polymerisation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compound
In the next step, known as polymerization, the VCM molecule forms chains, converting the gas into a fine, white powder â€ "vinyl resin â€" which becomes the basis for the final process, compounding.
Until now PLA has been produced in a two-step fermentation and chemical process of polymerization, which is both complex and expensive.
Until now PLA has been produced in a two-step fermentation and chemical process of polymerization, which is complex and expensive.
Until now, PLA has been produced in a two-step fermentation and chemical process of polymerization, which is both complex and expensive.
It is produced naturally in the purple flowers of meadow saffron (Colchium autumnale), whose seeds contain up to 0.8 percent colchicine. 1 This drug binds tublin and prevents its polymerization into microtubles. 2 Thus, it alters cellular division, intracellular transport, nuclear structure and cytoplasmic motility. 3 In gout, colchicine decreases the inflammatory response to urate crystals in joint tissues.
Identification of structure-based antisickling peptides that inhibit Hb S polymerization
This study explores the role of various amino acids within the hemoglobin molecule involved in polymerization; the ultimate goal is to develop agents, which could include peptides, that inhibit polymerization.
"Sulforaphane inhibits human mcf-7 mammary cancer cell mitotic progression and tubulin polymerization."
Matzke this ring is placed just so mentally cope, has so he can use it later as the basis for the further polymerization of Adhäsinproteinen to form a flagellum.
In intro bio (which I took almost forty years ago) we were told that the reason that methionine is the universal "start" amino acid (among prokaryotes) is that it can be modified in such a way (by the addition of an aldehyde functional group, yielding N-formylmethionine) as to set the direction of polymerization by limiting the addition of new amino acids to one end of the growing polypeptide chain.