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intercalate

[intur′kəlāt]
Etymology: L, intercalare
to insert between adjacent surfaces or structures. intercalation, n.

intercalate

(in-tĕr′kă-lāt″) [L. intercalare, to insert (a day or month) into a (lunar) calendar]
To insert between or among layers or components, e.g., between the bases of a DNA molecule.
intercalated (-lāt″ĕd), adjective

intercalate (in·terˑ·k·lātˈ),

v to place between two adjacent structures or surfaces.
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in-house and commercially, has been successfully utilized for synthesis of poly(L-lactide) nanocomposites (PLACNs) via in situ intercalative coordination-insertion polymerization.
This new type of material can be prepared by various techniques including exf oli ation-adsorption, in situ intercalative polymerization, template synthesis and melt-intercalation (11).
Nanocomposites based on PCL have been prepared by in situ intercalative polymerization of [epsilon]-caprolactone in presence of a protonated [omega]-amino-acid exchanged MMT (13).
melt intercalation and in situ intercalative polymerization) were examined and compared.
Composites Preparation by in situ Intercalative Polymerization
Although PCL nanocomposites cannot be prepared by melt intercalation of PCL within MMT modffied by the protonated 12-dodecanoic acid (PCLC2: MMT-COOH), the in situ intercalative polymerization of [epsilon]-caprolactone In the same organophilic clay was successful (15, 17).
The PCL nanocomposites were prepared by in situ intercalative polymerization of [epsilon]-caprolactone in the presence of natural [Na.
Mehrotra and Giannelis fabricated highly oriented multilayered films of PANI by intercalative polymerization of aniline in a synthetic mica-type silicate.