plural -s
: a chemical reaction involving addition of fragments of one molecule (as of an alcohol, acetal, or chloroform) to the ends of a polymerizing olefin system
telomerization of carbon tetrachloride with styrene in the presence of acetyl peroxide forms the telomer Cl[CH(C6H5)CH2]nCCl3

Word History


telomer + -ize + -ation

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“Telomerization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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