Autopolymerization | definition of autopolymerization by Medical dictionary
Polymerization without the use of external heat, as a result of the addition of an activator and a catalyst.
Polymerization reaction initiated chemically rather than by application of heat or light.
Synonym(s): cold-cure polymerization
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of methyl methacrylate during its preparation can cause thermal damage to the underlying brain due to its exothermic reaction.
2+]-primary amine redox process is deemed as a monocenter initiation, chain transfer of primary radicals (-NH*) and propagating radicals (PMMA*) to DMSO/DMF or MMA, or thermally induced autopolymerization
of MMA may lead to free PMMA chains.
The contact between ED Primer and resin cement accelerates the autopolymerization
reaction of this material.