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cross-link

 [kros´link″]
a bond formed between polymer chains, either between different chains or between different parts of the same chain.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cross-link

(kros'lingk),
A covalent linkage between two polymers or between two different regions of the same polymer.
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cross-link

(krôs′lĭngk′, krŏs′-)
n.
A chemical bond formed between adjacent chains of a complex molecule such as a polymer.
v. cross-linked, cross-linking, cross-links
v.tr.
To join (adjacent chains of a complex molecule) with cross-links.
v.intr.
To form cross-links.
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Scheme 1 shows a one-pot method of preparing the TN hydrogels by in situ chemical crosslinking, freezing/thawing, and soaking in multivalent cation salt solution.
The chemical crosslinking using the grafted poly(IA) chains increased the shape recovery of the IA series, but the CIA series did not receive the crosslinking effect because of the lack of grafted poly(IA) chains.
Composition and chemical crosslinking can be followed by the changes in the respective peak height between 2500 [cm.sup.-1] and 3800 [cm.sup.-1].
Figure 2b shows the probable chemical crosslinking reaction between the epoxy-functionalized xanthan and chitosan [22].
Based on the unsaturated bond on EPDM side chain, a kind of weak chemical crosslinking may be introduced into strong chemical crosslink network.
Other toxic residual components associated with chemical crosslinking such as initiators, chains transfer agents, and stabilizers may also present in PVA.
There are two main methods for crosslinking of EVA at present: high-energy irradiation ([.sup.60]Co [gamma]-rays or electron beam) crosslinking [6, 7] and chemical crosslinking (peroxide and silane crosslinking) [8-11].
In this work a strength control procedure, based on the use of two chemical crosslinking agents PK and TG, has been assessed.
A molten polymer undergoing a chemical crosslinking process is converted from a viscoelastic liquid into a viscoelastic solid.
Modification of poly(vinyl chloride) by chemical crosslinking has aroused wide interest because of the improvements of the elevated temperature properties of PVC.
Figures 14b-d show that a chemical crosslinking reaction might have taken place between the two phases at the interface.
The dark coloration and brittleness in the films cured 300 [degrees] C in air and at 400 [degrees] C in nitrogen suggest that chemical crosslinking is taking place.

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