Class of polymers produced from a variety of organic compounds, such as methyl methacrylate, ethyl methacrylate, and acrylic acid.
Free radical polymerization that produces no byproducts.
A polymer that consists of two or more types of mers or units.
Strands of the polymer network are linked together.
Degree of conversion
The extent to which all monomer is polymerized.
Degree of polymerization
The extent to which monomer is converted into polymer.
Material used to contact the oral tissues and support artificial teeth.
Particulates added to polymers to change optical or physical properties of polymers.
Uses monomers that have an unsaturated carbon-carbon double bond as their reactive group.
One type of monomer unit.
Reactive material that starts a chemical reaction.
A single organic molecule used to prepare a high-molecular weight polymer.
Compound added to a polymer to reduce its hardness.
Organic molecules of high molecular weight made up of many repeating units.
Process of preparing large molecules from small ones.
Stress that remains in a material as a result of manipulation; when released by the action of time and temperature, distortion of the material results.