Definition of copolymerize in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəʊˈpɒlɪmərʌɪz/
(also copolymerise)


[with object] Chemistry
Polymerize together to form a copolymer: these fibres have small amounts of chloroethene copolymerized with the propenenitrile [no object]: two different monomers are caused to copolymerize
More example sentences
  • We had noted the same effect in a previous study, where a modified Rh6G dye molecule was copolymerized with methacrylic monomers, resulting in a laser material with considerably augmented photostability.
  • When copolymerized with butyl acrylate it makes an excellent interior flat paint.
  • In this study, we show that TMR-actin perturbs the filaments structure when copolymerized with unlabeled actin; the resulting filaments are more fragile and shorter than the control filaments.



Example sentences
  • The covalent linkage of the chromophore by copolymerization with MMA does not significantly alter its photophysics.
  • Although it is established that TMR-actin alone is polymerization incompetent, the impact of its copolymerization with unlabeled actin on filament structure and dynamics has not been tested yet.
  • Emission spectra of TMR-actin-before and after its copolymerization with unlabeled actin-show ~ 50% fluorescence increase upon actin polymerization.

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