Crossover of the Curing Mechanisms and Double Glass Transition Temperatures of Tetrabromo-Bisphenol-a Epoxy Resin with 4,4-Diaminodiphenylsulfone
The curing process of tetrabromo-bisphenol-A epoxy resin (TBBPAER) with 4,4´-diaminodiphenylsulfone (DDS) was investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and torsional braid analysis (TBA) methods. FTIR results indicated that the maximum reaction velocity was observed at initial stages at higher temperature, but it was occurred at conversion =10 - 40 % at lower temperature. It showed that there is the crossover from the autocatalytic model to the nth-order mechanism when the temperature was increased. While the double glass transition temperatures occuring in the system, according to the microstructure of the reactant, a theoretical and reasonable explanation may arise from this article.
Zhong Cao, Lixian Sun, Xueqiang Cao, Yinghe He
X. F. Yao and S. F. Zhang, "Crossover of the Curing Mechanisms and Double Glass Transition Temperatures of Tetrabromo-Bisphenol-a Epoxy Resin with 4,4-Diaminodiphenylsulfone", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 233-235, pp. 2029-2033, 2011