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polymerize

División en sílabas: po·lym·er·ize
Pronunciación: /pəˈliməˌrīz, ˈpäləməˌrīz
 
 
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Definición de polymerize en inglés:

verbo

Chemistry
Combine or cause to combine to form a polymer.
Example sentences
  • Bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates produces lactic acid, and this in turn can be chemically polymerised to a high molecular weight PLA polyester.
  • They are then treated with a reacting compound that causes the molecules to polymerize and change the color of hair.
  • Glucose loses two water molecules and rearranges to form hydroxymethyl furfural, which polymerizes into brown pigments that add flavor and color to the candy.

Derivados

polymerizable

1
Pronunciación: /pəˌliməˈrīzəbəl, päləmə-/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • This stabilizing effect has been observed in solid copolymers of methacrylate monomers with Rhodamine 6G analogs containing polymerizable groups in their structure.
  • Other resins do have polymerizable components and dry by a combination of essential oil loss and polymerization.
  • These data suggest that, similar to salt-induced polymerization, the filament assembly by S1 involves an initial ‘monomer activation’ step transforming G-actin into polymerizable species.

polymerization

2
Pronunciación: /pəˌlimərəˈzāSHən, ˌpäləmərə-/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • They could have been produced by the photodissociation and polymerisation of atmospheric molecules, such as carbon dioxide, methane and ammonia, through a combination of high temperature, ultraviolet light and bolts of lightning.
  • In the free radical polymerization of ethylene to form polyethylene, a small amount of a peroxide is added to a large volume of ethylene.
  • For example, polystyrene is the material that results from the polymerization of styrene monomers.

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