Monomer

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A monomer (mono-, "one" + -mer, "part") is a molecule that can be reacted together with other monomer molecules to form a larger polymer chain or three-dimensional network in a process called polymerization.wikipedia
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Polymer

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A monomer (mono-, "one" + -mer, "part") is a molecule that can be reacted together with other monomer molecules to form a larger polymer chain or three-dimensional network in a process called polymerization.
Polymers, both natural and synthetic, are created via polymerization of many small molecules, known as monomers.

Polymerization

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A monomer (mono-, "one" + -mer, "part") is a molecule that can be reacted together with other monomer molecules to form a larger polymer chain or three-dimensional network in a process called polymerization.
In polymer chemistry, polymerization is a process of reacting monomer molecules together in a chemical reaction to form polymer chains or three-dimensional networks.

Comonomer

In the case of condensation polymerizations, the ratio of comonomers is usually 1:1.
In polymer chemistry, a comonomer refers a polymerizable precursor to a copolymer aside from the principal monomer.

Polystyrene

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Polystyrene (PS) is a synthetic aromatic hydrocarbon polymer made from the monomer styrene.

Polyvinyl chloride

PVCvinylpolyvinylchloride
Polyvinyl chloride is produced by polymerization of the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), as shown.

Polyethylene

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The ingredient or monomer is ethylene (IUPAC name ethene), a gaseous hydrocarbon with the formula C 2 H 4, which can be viewed as a pair of methylene groups connected to each other.

Vinyl acetate

Vinyl acetate monomeracetic acid ethenyl ester
With other monomers it can be used to prepare various copolymers such as ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), vinyl acetate-acrylic acid (VA/AA), polyvinyl chloride acetate (PVCA), and polyvinylpyrrolidone (Vp/Va Copolymer, used in hair gels).

Acrylate polymer

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Acrylate monomers, used to form acrylate polymers, are based on the structure of acrylic acid, which consists of a vinyl group and a carboxylic acid ester terminus or a nitrile.

Polydimethylsiloxane

dimethiconePDMSdimethylpolysiloxane
The chemical formula for PDMS is CH 3 [Si(CH 3 ) 2 O] n Si(CH 3 ) 3, where n is the number of repeating monomer [SiO(CH 3 ) 2 ] units.

Ethyl methacrylate

A colorless liquid, it is a common monomer for the preparation of acrylate polymers.

Butadiene

1,3-butadienebuta-1,3-dienebutadienes
Synthetic rubbers are often based on butadiene, which is structurally related to isoprene.
It is important industrially as a monomer in the production of synthetic rubber.

Prepolymer

The term pre-polymer refers to a monomer or system of monomers that have been reacted to an intermediate molecular mass state.

Cellulose

cellulolyticcellulosiccellulose ester
The most abundant natural monomer is glucose, which is linked by glycosidic bonds into the polymers cellulose, starch, and glycogen.
Glycosidic bond cleavage produces short cellulose chains of two-to-seven monomers comprising the melt.

Synthetic rubber

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Synthetic rubbers are often based on butadiene, which is structurally related to isoprene.
These were copolymers, meaning the polymers were made up from two monomers in alternating sequence.

Numeral prefix

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A monomer (mono-, "one" + -mer, "part") is a molecule that can be reacted together with other monomer molecules to form a larger polymer chain or three-dimensional network in a process called polymerization.

-mer

A monomer (mono-, "one" + -mer, "part") is a molecule that can be reacted together with other monomer molecules to form a larger polymer chain or three-dimensional network in a process called polymerization.

Molecule

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A monomer (mono-, "one" + -mer, "part") is a molecule that can be reacted together with other monomer molecules to form a larger polymer chain or three-dimensional network in a process called polymerization.

Chemical reaction

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A monomer (mono-, "one" + -mer, "part") is a molecule that can be reacted together with other monomer molecules to form a larger polymer chain or three-dimensional network in a process called polymerization.

Dicarboxylic acid

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For example, the formation of many nylons requires equal amounts of a dicarboxylic acid and diamine.

Caprolactam

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Ethylene