Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Resorcinol

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9977

\-ól, -ōl\ n (1881) (resorcin, m-dihydroxybenzene, 3-hydroxyphenol) C6H6O2. A white, needlelike, water-soluble solid, a benzene derivative (1,3-substituted with two hydroxy group) originally obtained from certain resins, now usually synthesized. When reacted with formaldehyde, produces resins suitable for cold-setting adhesives Open image in new window

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA