resol

noun res·ol
variants: or resole \ˈreˌzȯl, -zōl\

Definition of resol

plural -s
: 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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Origin and Etymology of resol

International Scientific Vocabulary 1resin + -ol; probably originally formed as German resol (plural resole)


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