prepolymer in a soft solid or viscous state that changes irreversibly into an infusible, insoluble polymer network by curing.
- @CT07137-2@ can be induced by the action of heat or suitable radiation, or both.
- 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 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200476040889)