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pol·y·es·ter

 (pŏl′ē-ĕs′tər, pŏl′ē-ĕs′tər)
n.
1. Any of numerous synthetic polymers produced chiefly by reaction of dicarboxylic acids with dihydric alcohols and used primarily as light, strong, weather-resistant resins in boat hulls, textile fibers, adhesives, and molded parts.
2. A wrinkle-resistant fabric of fibers made from any of these resins.

pol′y·es′ter adj.
pol′y·es′ter·i·fi·ca′tion (-ə-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

polyester

(ˌpɒlɪˈɛstə)
n
(Textiles) any of a large class of synthetic materials that are polymers containing recurring -COO- groups: used as plastics, textile fibres, and adhesives

pol•y•es•ter

(ˈpɒl iˌɛs tər, ˌpɒl iˈɛs tər)

n.
1. a polymer in which the monomer units are linked by the group –COO–, used in the manufacture of resins, plastics, and textile fibers.
2. a fabric made of such textile fibers.
[1925–30]
pol`y•es`ter•i•fi•ca′tion (-ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən) n.

pol·y·es·ter

(pŏl′ē-ĕs′tər)
Any of various synthetic resins that are light, strong, and resistant to weather. Polyesters are long chains of esters and are used to make plastics and fibers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polyester - any of numerous synthetic resinspolyester - any of numerous synthetic resins; they are light and strong and weather resistant
synthetic resin - a resin having a polymeric structure; especially a resin in the raw state; used chiefly in plastics
polyester fiber - a quick-drying resilient synthetic fiber consisting primarily of polyester
2.polyester - a complex ester used for making fibers or resins or plastics or as a plasticizer
plastic - generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
ester - formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water
3.polyester - any of a large class of synthetic fabrics
Dacron, Terylene - a kind of polyester fabric
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations
polyesteri
polyester

polyester

[ˌpɒlɪˈestəʳ]
A. Npoliéster m
B. ADJde poliéster

polyester

[ˌpɒliˈɛstər]
npolyester m
adj [sheet, shirt] → en polyester

polyester

nPolyester m

polyester

[ˌpɒlɪˈɛstəʳ] npoliestere m
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Polyesterification, transesterification, amidation, and quaternization
Noteworthy products that can be made using C18 diacid include polyesterification products and polyamides.
After obtaining the suitable glycolyzed product, polyesterification of MA with glycolyzed product was performed in bulk in a four-necked flask, with a condenser, a nitrogen inlet, a mechanical stirrer, and a thermometer.
5 would have been expected if all OH groups were equireactive in the DMPA polyesterification reaction.
They described usage of this method for study polyesterification reactions.
However, it can be expected that the polyesterification reaction will continue also into glassy state but with a significantly decreased rate [9].
PolyS([R]) polyester polyols are low molecular weight polyols prepared by polyesterification with excess diol.
The polyesterification of dicarboxylic acids with diols is a commonly applied process in the polymer industry.