Fast curing of thick components of epoxy via modified UV-triggered frontal polymerization propagating horizontally

Zhou, Jianping, Jia, Shijun, Fu, Wanli, Liu, Zhilei and Tan, Zhongyuan (2016) Fast curing of thick components of epoxy via modified UV-triggered frontal polymerization propagating horizontally. Materials Letters, 176 228-231. doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2016.04.103


Author Zhou, Jianping
Jia, Shijun
Fu, Wanli
Liu, Zhilei
Tan, Zhongyuan
Title Fast curing of thick components of epoxy via modified UV-triggered frontal polymerization propagating horizontally
Journal name Materials Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1873-4979
0167-577X
Publication date 2016-08-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.matlet.2016.04.103
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 176
Start page 228
End page 231
Total pages 4
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This work aims at exploring a fast and facile technique for epoxy curing. Modified UV-triggered frontal polymerization propagating horizontally (hFP) is herein adopted to cure thick component of an alicyclic epoxy in a rapid fashion. The front velocity Vf and maximum temperature Tmax are found to increase with the augment of the concentration of the thermal initiator (TI). The obtained condensates are characterized and found to have a high curing degree, good mechanical property and thermal stability. Especially, a propagating angle θ is observed clearly for the first time during the curing process. The hFP approach is believed to exhibit great potential applications in preparation of low-cost, high-performance epoxy-based coating and composite materials.
Keyword Polymers
Solidification
Epoxy resin
Frontal polymerization
FTIR
Thermal analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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