Study on the Properties of Epoxy Thermosets Cured by ImHBPs under Lower Temperature
The 2-methylimidazole (Im) -terminated hyperbranched polyesters (ImHBPs) with different generations were prepared and used in diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) as curing agents and tougheners in this work. It was found that the ImHBPs had better latent property than Im which indicated that the ImHBPs were proper to be used as low temperature curing agent in epoxy curing system. It was also found that the tensile strength, the flexural strength and impact strength of epoxy thermosets cured by ImHBPs under 90 were much higher than those of CYD-128/2-methylimidazole thermoset, which indicated that the ImHBPs obviously improved the mechanical properties of epoxy thermosets, and the thermoset cured by ImHBP with two generation had the best performance among the thermosets.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
B. H. Zhang et al., "Study on the Properties of Epoxy Thermosets Cured by ImHBPs under Lower Temperature", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 651-654, 2011