bis·​ma·​le·​imide ˌbi-smə-ˈlē-ə-ˌmīd How to pronounce bismaleimide (audio)
plural bismaleimides
: a compound with two maleimide groups used in polymer chemistry
Common matrix materials include epoxy, bismaleimide, polyimide, and phenolic (phenol-formaldehyde) resins.Mitch Jacoby, Chemical & Engineering News, 30 Aug. 2004

Word History


bis- + maleimide

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bismaleimide was in 1977

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“Bismaleimide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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