Improved epoxy thermosets by the use of poly(ethyleneimine) derivatives
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Epoxy resins are commonly used as thermosetting materials due to their excellent mechanical properties, high adhesion to many substrates and good heat and chemical resistances. This type of thermosets is intensively used in a wide range of fields, where they act as fiber-reinforced materials, general-purpose adhesives, high-performance coatings and encapsulating materials. These materials are formed by the chemical reaction of multifunctional epoxy monomers forming a polymer network produced through an irreversible way. In this article the improvement of the characteristics of epoxy thermosets using different hyperbranched poly(ethyleneimine) (PEI) derivatives will be explained.
CitationAcebo, C., Ramis, X., Serra, À. Improved epoxy thermosets by the use of poly(ethyleneimine) derivatives. "Physical Sciences Reviews", Juliol 2017, vol. 2, núm. 8, p. 20160128-1-20160128-34.