ceramic precursor

https://dx.doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.CT07541
Material that is converted to a ceramic through pyrolysis.
Note:
Examples include poly(dimethylsilanediyl), poly(carbasilane)s, poly(silazane)s, etc.
Source:
PAC, 2007, 79, 1801 (Definitions of terms relating to the structure and processing of sols, gels, networks, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2007)) on page 1810