Modification of Bisphenol A Dicyanate Ester Resin with Poly Vinyl Pyrrolidone (K30)
Poly vinyl pyrrolidone (PVP(K30)) / Bisphenol A Dicyanate ester (BADCy) blends were fabricated to increase the toughness of BADCy by blending processing in this paper. Curing parameters were determined by gelation time curves and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) of the systems. Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR) and DSC data were employed to show the curing behavior and kinetics of the systems. Mechanical properties of the cured resin had been improved rapidly with the increasing of PVP(K30) at low mass fraction, but would decrease when mass fractions of PVP(K30) were higher than 15%. Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) was applied to show the microstructures of the cured matrixes. Based on the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) curves, water absorption curves, SEM images and dielectric properties of the blends, it can be concluded that the addition of PVP(K30) can improve the toughness of BADCy greatly with little loss of other properties.
J. L. Wang et al., "Modification of Bisphenol A Dicyanate Ester Resin with Poly Vinyl Pyrrolidone (K30)", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 217-218, pp. 1497-1503, 2011