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polymerization

 [pah-lim″er-ĭ-za´shun]
the combining of several simpler molecules (monomers) to form a polymer.

po·lym·er·i·za·tion

(po-lim'ĕr-i-za'shŭn),
A reaction in which a high molecular weight product is produced by successive additions to or condensations of a simpler compound; for example, polystyrene may be produced from styrene, or rubber from isoprene, or a polynucleotide from mononucleotides, or microtubules from tubulin.

polymerization

/po·lym·er·iza·tion/ (pah-lim″er-ĭ-za´shun) the combining of several simpler molecules (monomers) to form a polymer.

polymerization

[pə·lim′ər·i·zā′shən]
the act or process of forming a compound (polymer), usually of high molecular weight, by the combination of simpler molecules (monomers).

po·lym·er·i·za·tion

(pol'i-mĕr'ī-zā'shŭn)
A reaction in which a high molecular weight product is produced by successive additions to or condensations of a simpler compound.
Synonym(s): polymerisation.

polymerization

The formation of POLYMERS from monomers.

po·lym·er·i·za·tion

(pol'i-mĕr'ī-zā'shŭn)
A reaction in which a high molecular weight product is produced by successive additions to or condensations of a simpler compound.
Synonym(s): polymerisation.

polymerization (pol´imər´izā´shən),

n the chaining together of similar molecules to form a compound of high molecular weight.
polymerization, addition,
n a compound formed by a combination of simple molecules without the formation of any new products; e.g., methylmethacrylate.
polymerization, condensation,
n the combination of simple, dissimilar molecules, with the formation of byproducts such as water or ammonia (e.g., vulcanite).
polymerization, cross,
n (cross linkage, cross-linked polymerization), the formation of chemical bonds between linear molecules, resulting in a three-dimensional network. Used for artificial teeth and denture bases because of superior craze resistance.
polymerization, cross-linked,
n See polymerization, cross.
polymerization, photo,
n a process in which a light source is used for polymerization.

polymerization

the combining of several simpler compounds to form a polymer.
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Photopolymerisation chemistry, Photochemistry and Photobiology, 159: 102-159.
The resin needed for medical models, laser photopolymerisation resins, was to be nontoxic, selectively colored, and indicate no significant change in mechanical properties.
Photopolymerisation is favoured because hydrogels can be synthesised at temperatures and pH conditions near physiological conditions and even in the presence of biologically active materials.
Gozzelino, G, Dell'Aquila, GA, Romero Tobar, D, "Polymer Networks with Antibacterial Activity by UV Photopolymerisation.
Free Radical Polymerisation," in Photoinitiators for Free Radical Cationic & Anionic Photopolymerisation, 2nd Ed.