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Solvent effects on cure 1-benzyl alcohol on epoxy cure

Le Craz, S. and Pethrick, R. A. (2011) Solvent effects on cure 1-benzyl alcohol on epoxy cure. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 60 (7). pp. 441-455. ISSN 0091-4037

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Abstract

The effect of benzyl alcohol and phenol on the cure of epoxy resins is reported. The epoxy resin, a blend of the diglycidyl ethers of bisphenol A and bisphenol F, was cured with 4,4'-methylenebis(cyclohexylamine) diamine. Measurements of the cure and vitrification times were obtained using a vibrating plate curometer. Mechanical properties were assessed using dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA). Time temperature transformation (TTT) diagrams were constructed. Benzyl alcohol lowers the viscosity, aids cure and plasticizes the final product. Phenol and triethylenetetramine [TETA] significantly enhance the rate of cure and have a catalytic effect.

Item type: Article
ID code: 40734
Keywords: systems, resins, solvent effects, epoxy resin, benzyl alcohol, amines, crosslinking, behavior, time temperature transformation, cure, 1-benzyl alcohol, epoxy cure, Chemistry, Polymers and Plastics, Chemical Engineering(all), Analytical Chemistry
Subjects: Science > Chemistry
Department: Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 15:24
Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 10:22
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40734

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