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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 4 (2007), Issue 4, Pages 457-460

Microwave Assisted Synthesis of Phenol-Formaldehyde Resole

Subhash Chandra Bajia,1 Pawan Swarnkar,1 Sudesh Kumar,1 and Birbal Bajia2

1Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer-305009, India
2Department of Chemistry, M.P.S. Government College, Chittorgarh, India

Received 9 December 2006; Accepted 10 January 2007

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An efficient synthesis of phenol-formaldehyde resin has been achieved by using conventional as well as microwave irradiation. Resin samples were tested for their physical and chemical properties. The structures of the resins have been supported by their spectral analysis.