Thermal curing and photocuring of a DGEBA modified with multiarm star poly(glycidol)-b-poly(e-caprolactone) polymers of different arm lengths
Tipo de documentoArtículo
Fecha de publicación2013-10
Condiciones de accesoAcceso restringido por política de la editorial
The influence of two multiarm star polymers, hyperbranched poly(glycidol)-b-poly(e-caprolactone) of different arm lengths, on the thermal curing and the photocuring of a diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A epoxy resin (DGEBA) is studied. Star polymer with short arms PCL-10 decelerates more the thermal curing than the polymer with long arms PCL-30 because the latter is less solubilized in the epoxy matrix and its effect on the polymerization of the resin and the thermal–mechanical properties is less important. The kinetic triplet corresponding to the thermal curing of the different formulations has been determined. In the analysis of the photocuring process, we have also found that short-arm star PCL-10 is better solubilized in the epoxy matrix and its effect on the photocuring kinetics is more significant than that of the long-arm star. The effect of both polymers on the thermal–mechanical properties of the cured thermosets is less important due to the lower solubility at the relatively low photocuring temperatures.
CitaciónMorancho, J. [et al.]. Thermal curing and photocuring of a DGEBA modified with multiarm star poly(glycidol)-b-poly(e-caprolactone) polymers of different arm lengths. "Journal of thermal analysis and calorimetry", Octubre 2013, vol. 114, p. 409-416.