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prepolymer

Syllabification: pre·pol·y·mer
Pronunciation: /prēˈpäləmər
 
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Definition of prepolymer in English:

noun

Chemistry
A substance that represents an intermediate stage in polymerization, and can be usefully manipulated before polymerization is completed.
Example sentences
  • Siloxanes are prepolymers - the result of partial polymerization of silanes - in which the molecules are beginning to link, but only in sets of two or three, not yet in full chains.
  • Some researchers believe that prepolymers achieve better results.
  • Artificial clays containing a catalyst can initiate polymerization when the particles are mixed with a prepolymer matrix.

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