variants: or resole \ ˈreˌzȯl , -​zōl \
plural -s

Definition of resol

: a fusible resin soluble in alkali and alcohol that is formed as the first resin stage in the alkaline condensation of a phenol and an aldehyde to a phenolic resin, that consists essentially of a mixture of phenol alcohols, and that is used chiefly in laminating and impregnating paper and fabrics

called also A-stage resin

— compare resite, resitol

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History and Etymology for resol

International Scientific Vocabulary res(in) + -ol; probably originally formed as German resol (plural resole)

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“Resol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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