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Polymerization is a process in which small molecules, called monomers, combine chemically to produce a very large chainlike or network molecule, called a polymer. At least 100 monomer molecules must be combined to make a product that has certain unique physical properties. The formation of stable covalent chemical bonds between the monomers sets polymerization apart from other processes, such as crystallization. Usually at least 100 monomer molecules must be combined to make a product that has certain unique physical properties—such as elasticity, high tensile strength, or the ability to form fibres—that differentiate polymers from substances composed of smaller and simpler molecules; often, many thousands of monomer units are incorporated in a single molecule of a polymer.
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Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology, Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Journal of Cell Science & Therapy, Cell & Developmental Biology, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Biomolecules and Therapeutic, Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Molecules and Cells, Single Molecules