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Chemistry and Properties of Phenolic Resins and Networks



Sheng Lin-Gibson, J S. Riffle


This book chapter emphasizes the recent mechanistic and kinetic findings on phenolic oligomer synthesis and network formation. The synthesis and characterization of both novolac and resole type phenolic resins and their resulting networks are described. Three types of networks, novolac-hexamethylenetetramine, novolac-epoxies, and thermally cured resoles will be primarily discussed.
Synthetic Methods in Step Growth Polymers


benzoxazine, epoxy, mechanism, novolax, phenolic, resole, thermal degradation


Lin-Gibson, S. and Riffle, J. (2003), Chemistry and Properties of Phenolic Resins and Networks, Synthetic Methods in Step Growth Polymers, [online], (Accessed May 30, 2024)


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Created January 1, 2003, Updated February 19, 2017