Influence of sequence of chemical reactions on kinetics and solid state behavior for bisphenol A diglycidyl ether-bisphenol A - sulfanilamide ternary blends Conference Paper uri icon


  • The kinetics of reaction of ternary blends based on Bisphenol A diglycidyl ether, Bisphenol A and sulfanilamide curing agent was investigated using FTIR, HPLC, SEC following two different synthesis paths. Four the same initial composition prepolymers differing by the cross-link point distribution and the chain length between cross-links have been synthesized and their solid state behavior has been studied. For the formulation DGEBA:SAA:BA = 4.0:1.25:1.5 mol (catalyst - 0.005 e.e.w. DGEBA), though the schedules have different kinetics, finally the prepolymers with equal conversion of epoxy groups and mass-average molar mass were obtained by both schedules. The dynamic mechanical spectroscopy performed in the glass transition region displays the evolution of the viscoelastic characteristics as a function of cross-link density. For similar formulations networks obtained by schedule 1 have higher values of Tg and y than networks obtained by schedule 2, perhaps due to a higher real cross-link density.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Fainleib, A., Galy, J., Pascault, J. P., & Sue, H. J.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Fainleib, A||Galy, J||Pascault, JP||Sue, HJ

publication date

  • January 2001