Definition of oligomerize in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈlɪɡəmərʌɪz/
(also oligomerise)


[with object] Chemistry
Join a number of molecules of (a monomer) together to form an oligomer.
Example sentences
  • Catalytic composition and process for oligomerising ethylene in particular to 1-butene and/or 1-hexene
  • Though the conditions are far from those present when a connexin molecule oligomerizes into a functional gap junction in a mammalian cell, Cx43CT oligomerization did not exceed that which occurs in a connexon.
  • The monomers oligomerize after insertion into the bilayer.



Example sentences
  • His studies, in collaboration with BP Amoco Chemicals and Unilever, include oligomerisation, polymerisation, alkylation and acylation in ionic liquids.
  • Another domain is usually responsible for dimerization or oligomerization of the transcription factor monomers.
  • Therefore, it was concluded that the use of butanol instead of chloroform/methanol may decrease the oligomerization of SP-B.

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