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thermosetting polymer

Prepolymer in a soft solid or viscous state that changes irreversibly into an infusible, insoluble polymer network by curing.
  1. Curing can be induced by the action of heat or suitable radiation, or both.
  2. A cured thermosetting polymer is called a thermoset.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889 (Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)) on page 898
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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