Synthetic Resin

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synthetic resin

[sin′thed·ik ′rez·ən]
(organic chemistry)
Amorphous, organic, semisolid, or solid material derived from the polymerization of unsaturated monomers such as ethylene, butylene, propylene, and styrene.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Resin, Synthetic


synthetic polymers of relatively low molecular weight (oligomers), which, as a result of chemical hardening, are capable of forming insoluble and infusible products. The terms “synthetic resin” and “synthetic polymer” were previously synonymous. Synthetic resins include alkyd resins, carbamide resins, phenol-formaldehyde resins, polyester resins, and epoxy resins. Synthetic resins are used widely in the production of plastics, paints and varnishes, adhesives, and hermetic compounds, in the treatment of fabrics and paper, and in the modification of other polymers.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

synthetic resin

Any of a large number of resin-like products made either by polymerization or condensation, or by modifying a natural material.
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