Resols

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Resols

 

(also A-stage resins), the thermosetting products of the polycondensation of phenols with aldehydes, mainly formaldehyde, of low molecular weight (400–1,000). Resols are viscous liquids or solid products that vary in color from light yellow to black. Reactive methylol (—CH2OH) groups are contained in the macromolecules of resols.

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The broadening of the resonances in the solid-state NMR spectra due to loss of molecular mobility enables only to ascertain that methylene formation (25-50 ppm) is the curing reaction of resols [16].
Resols are obtained as a result of alkaline catalysis and an excess of formaldehyde.
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