telomerization

noun tel·o·mer·iza·tion \ˌteləmərə̇ˈzāshən, ˌrīˈz-\

Definition of telomerization

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of telomerization

telomer + -ize + -ation


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