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copolymerization

[‚kō·pə‚lim·ə·rə′zā·shən]
(chemistry)
A polymerization reaction that forms a copolymer.
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Due to the hydrophilic ionic ligands and residual hydroxyl groups, novel family members are postulated to be able to penetrate the hydrated layers of dentin and enamel to interact with collagen and tooth mineral, and their polymerizable vinylbenzyl groups to copolymerize with compatible diluent comonomers.
The vinyl double bonds of styrene readily homopolymerizes and copolymerizes with the double bonds of methacrylate esters.
This can also be attributed to the high hydrophobicity of PFEA monomer, due to which the PFEA cannot copolymerize with acrylate monomer completely, and thus the practical amount of PFEA in the copolymer is less than the designed amount.
Nickel catalysts polymerize ethylene in the presence of esters, alcohols, and water, but will not copolymerize polar monomers like methyl acrylate with ethylene.
It was found that in the solgel process, the TEOS and VTES could condense on the aluminum pigments surface as a barrier layer and further copolymerize with St, DVB, and MAA monomers to form a compact protecting layer.
Norbloc 7966 benzotriazole uv stabilizer has a mcthacrylate ester substituent, which will copolymerize efficiently with various vinyl monomers.
One method to copolymerize AM with a hydrophobic comonomer is a micellar polymerization technique in which the hydrophobe is solubilized into micelles dispersed in a water continuous medium.
Research (17) shows that BPMA monomer has similar reactivity with MMA and can easily copolymerize with MMA because BPMA monomer is a derivative of methacrylate and has similar chemical structure with MMA.
The first step is to copolymerize a monomer of interest with 3-isopropenyl-[alpha], [alpha]'-dimethylbenzyl isocyanate (TMI).