Comparison of kinetic and rheological evaluation of gel time for an amine-epoxy system

Jovan Mijovic, JoséM Kenny, Luigi Nicolais

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Abstract

For tetrafunctional formulations, Flory's classic analysis yields the value of 58% for conversion at gel point. This study utilizes a recently developed mechanistic kinetic model for epoxy-amine reactions to calculate the time needed to reach 58% conversion. That time was then compared to the gel time determined from rheological measurements and the two were found to be in superb agreement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalPolymer
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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Keywords

  • cure
  • epoxy-amine
  • kinetics
  • modelling
  • rheology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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