Synthesis of Latent Curing Agent for Epoxy Resin
A new kind of latent curing agent (LCA) for epoxy resin was synthesized by the reaction of Ethylenediamine with Butylacrylate in equal molar ratios, and the chemical structure and thermal property of the LCA were studied with FTIR and TGA, respectively. Moreover, LCA was also used to modify the epoxy sizing agent for high modulus carbon fiber. The results show that the wettability of sized carbon fiber tends to increase due to the increase of the polymer film on the surface of the carbon fiber, and interlaminar shear strength (ILSS) of the sized high modulus carbon fiber/epoxy composites is improved to 78MPa, which is increased by 8.6% compared with the composites reinforced by high modulus carbon fiber with unmodified sizing agent, indicating that using LCA modified epoxy resin as polymer coating for carbon fiber is a feasible method to improve the interfacial performance of high modulus carbon fiber/epoxy composites.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
X. J. Zhang et al., "Synthesis of Latent Curing Agent for Epoxy Resin", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 988-991, 2011