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plasticizer


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A low molecular weight substance added to a polymer to reduce the forces of attraction between the polymer chains and make the polymer more flexible. Dibutyl phthalate is a plasticizer added to polymethyl-methacrylate to make soft linings for dentures.

Subjects: Dentistry.


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