Illustrated Glossary of Organic Chemistry

Epoxy (epoxy resin): A copolymer produced from an epoxide monomer.



Bisphenol A
Phenol monomer

Epoxide monomer

Epoxy resin
Copolymerization of bisphenol A (a monomer) with epichlorohydrin (a monomer) yields a commonly used epoxy resin copolymer. The polymer structure is colored to show the monomers.

Epoxy glue forms an epoxy resin when it polymerizes.