Accession Number : ADA304604

Title :   Determination of the Kinetics of Curing and the Heat Capacity of An Epoxy Resin by Differential Scanning Calorimetry,

Corporate Author : UNION CARBIDE CORP OAK RIDGE TN Y-12 PLANT

Personal Author(s) : Basford, J. A.

PDF Url : ADA304604

Report Date : AUG 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Two techniques were developed for determining the kinetic parameters of chemical reactions from differential scanning calorimeter data. In one technique, variation with time of the heat gain or loss as reactions proceed can be used to determine the order, rate constant, activation energy, and heat of reaction. In the second technique, variation with time of the glass transition temperature of certain materials can be used to determine the order, rate constant, and activation energy. An application has been made to the curing of an epoxy resin.

Descriptors :   *EPOXY RESINS, *SPECIFIC HEAT, *CALORIMETRY, SCANNING, PARAMETERS, TRANSITION TEMPERATURE, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, CURING, ACTIVATION ENERGY, HEAT OF REACTION.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE