linear molecule

linear molecule

[′lin·ē·ər ′mäl·ə‚kyül]
(physical chemistry)
A molecule whose atoms are arranged so that the bond angle between each is 180°; an example is carbon dioxide, CO2.
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"Our new product HYDROSOFT C-60-W is a ternary block functional silicone copolymer, which combines several chemical entities in one linear molecule (siloxane, Polyamine and polyether copolymer).
The aim of this study was to determine the differences in residence time and free energy for the isomers of a linear molecule, so as to predict the preferential molecular parameters of this type of guests and thus facilitate separation by CD.
Next, one of the two oxygens could break away from the carbon, creating a linear molecule with the oxygens side by side.
The research team discovered that the venom protein causes lipids to bend into a ring structure, generating a cyclical chemical product that is very different than the linear molecule it was assumed to produce.
Common starch contains two types of molecules, a linear molecule of amylose, and a highly branched molecule of amylopectin.
In this case, the linear molecule is polycaprolactone with a molecular weight from 5000 to 100,000.
The present invention provides a material comprising a polyrotaxane and a polymer, wherein the polyrotaxane comprises a cyclic molecule, a linear molecule which is included in cavities of the cyclic molecules in a skewered manner, and a capping group which is located at each end of the linear molecule to prevent the dissociation of the cyclic molecules, and the polyrotaxane is bound to a part of or all of the polymer through the cyclic molecule.
The replacement of a carboxyl group by a nonionic agent weakens the binding of the chelate to Gd+++, particularly in the nonionic linear molecule. (16)
A linear molecule can have topological domains as long as there is a region of the DNA bounded by constraints on the rotation of the DNA double helix.
The two basic types of starch chains, amylose (a relatively linear molecule) and amylopectin (more complexly branched), exist in plants in a characteristic mixture of chain lengths and types, consisting of hundreds to thousands of glucose units.
Simple, elegant, and easily summarized, it seeks to reduce inheritance, a property that only living things possess, to molecular dimensions: The molecular agent of inheritance is DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, a very long, linear molecule tightly coiled within each cell's nucleus.