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epoxy

 [ĕ-pok´se]

e·pox·y

(ē-pok'sē),
Chemical term describing an oxygen atom bound to two linked carbon atoms
Generally, any cyclic ether, but commonly applied to a three-membered ring; specifically, a three-membered ring is an oxirane, a four-membered ring is an oxetane, a five-membered ring is an oxolane, and a six-membered ring is an oxane; oxiranes are commonly produced from peracids acting on alkenes. Epoxys are important chemical intermediates and the basis of epoxy resins (polymers) formed from epoxy monomers.

e·pox·y

(ē-pok'sē)
Chemical term describing an oxygen atom bound to two linked carbon atoms.Generally, any cyclic ether, but commonly applied to a three-membered ring; important chemical intermediates, and the basis of epoxy resins (polymers) formed from epoxy monomers.
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22, 23), although polyepoxides have also been extensively used.
[ClickPress, Fri Sep 28 2018] Epoxy resins which are also known as polyepoxides belong to the category of reactive prepolymers and polymers that contain the epoxide group.