Accession Number : AD0759995

Title :   Epoxy Thermosetting Systems: Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of the Reactions of Aromatic Diamines with the Diglycidyl Ether of Bisphenol A.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Gillham,J. K. ; Babayevsky,P. G.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Dynamic mechanical behavior during the reactions of four aromatic diamines (m-phenylenediamine, 4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane, 4,4'-diaminodiphenyl sulfone, and benzidine) with the diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A was studied by torsional braid analysis under isothermal conditions. Depending on the cure temperature, three types of behavior were observed: (I) below T(gg) (the glass transition temperature of the reactive systems at the gel point); (II) between T(gg) and T(g infinity) (the glass transition temperature of the ultimately cured polymers); (III) above T(g infinity). Overall acrivation energies and apparent overall rate constants of the cure reactions based on third-order overall kinetics were determined before gelation, after gelation but before vitrification, and after vitrification. The influence of cure temperature and structure of the diamines on the kinetic parameters is discussed. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*AMINES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), (*EPOXY RESINS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), AGING(MATERIALS), PHENOLS, PHASE STUDIES, GELS, REACTION KINETICS

Subject Categories : Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE