The Effect of POSS-NH2 on the Curing Reaction of Cyanate Ester Resin
A functional POSS monomer (POSS-NH2) was employed to modify cyanate ester (CE) resin. A series of POSS-NH2/CE hybrids containing different content of POSS have been prepared by melt casting and then curing. The curing kinetics and reaction mechanisms of the resin systems were studied by using FT-IR. The experimental results show that both temperature and POSS content may influence the curing reaction of CE. POSS-NH2 mainly displays the catalytic effect at higher temperature (220oC). While the circumstance is more complex at lower temperature (190oC).
Z. P. Zhang et al., "The Effect of POSS-NH2 on the Curing Reaction of Cyanate Ester Resin", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 217-218, pp. 274-279, 2011