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A substance which represents an intermediate stage in polymerization, and can be usefully manipulated before polymerization is completed.‘the prepolymer forms a polymerized gel when activated’
- ‘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.’
- ‘‘The ultimate resolution is correlated to the ability of the prepolymer to conform to the surface and the ability of the cross-linked polymer to retain the molded shape,’ Rogers said.’
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