Accession Number : AD0666212

Title :   EFFECT OF CURING TEMPERATURE ON THE THERMAL DEGRADATION OF AN EPOXIDE POLYMER.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Lee,H. T.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : A conventional bisphenol-A epoxide was cured with m-phenylenediamine under five different curing temperatures. The thermal degradation of the cured and uncured resins took place at both constant temperature and constant heating rate. The thermal stability, based on the overall energy of activation and the order of reaction, was generally higher for the resin cured at a higher temperature. The highest curing temperature was 200C. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EPOXY RESINS, THERMAL STABILITY), PYROLYSIS, AGING(MATERIALS), CURING AGENTS, AMINES, HEAT OF ACTIVATION, REACTION KINETICS, THERMOGRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE