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Synonyms for cross-link

a side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule

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join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein)

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The more highly crosslinked polymer 6 had a much lower swelling capability of 1.
This has been noted by several authors (25), particularly when studying crosslinked polymers.
This indicates that the XHDPE is a lightly crosslinked polymer in this study.
In peroxide vulcanization, however, the superior cohesion forces of peroxide cured elastomers, therefore, could be at the expense of the adhesion forces between the rubber compound and metal substrates due to macromolecule rigidity and loss of its conformation in highly crosslinked polymer.
This occurs due to the extremely restricted diffusion of radicals in the highly crosslinked polymer, making termination more difficult.
Plasti-Grit crosslinked polymer filler available in urea, polyester, and melamine for compression molding and extrusion.
The epoxide ring is highly reactive to amines and crosslinks with other epoxy monomers by the ring opening polymerization process, which results in a crosslinked polymer (12-15).
Bowman and Scott added reversible chain cleavage groups in a crosslinked polymer by introducing special functional groups into the chain network.
Additionally, the PEG chains are located in the free space of crosslinked polymer networks; therefore water diffusion is prevented by the PEG chains.
The second observation can be quantified as gel fraction, the fraction of crosslinked polymer that does not dissolve in a given solvent.
The crosslinked polymer behaves "rubber elastic" above crystalline melting temperature and has higher stiffness and viscosity compared with a non-crosslinked sheet.