A class of thermosetting polyester resins made from ally alcohol and a dibasic acid. Allyl resins are resistant to chemicals, moisture and abrasion in addition to good dimensional stability over a wide temperature range. Examples are diallyl phthalate, diallyl isophthalate, diallyl maleate, and diallyl chlorendate. Allyl resins are used in adhesives and coatings, laminated materials, casting and molding compounds, heat-resistant varnishes, encapsulation of electronic components, and as a shellac substitute.
Synonyms and Related Terms
allylic resin; resina alílica (Esp.); résine allylique (Fr.); resina allilica (It.)
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 30
- Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000