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Epoxy Resins: Fluorine Systems

  1. Soo-Jin Park1,
  2. Fan-Long Jin2

Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc076

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Park, S.-J. and Jin, F.-L. 2011. Epoxy Resins: Fluorine Systems. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–6.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Inha University, Incheon, South Korea

  2. 2

    Jilin Institute of Chemical Technology, Jilin City, People's Republic of China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

Abstract

Commercially available epoxy resins are extensively used as coatings, electronic materials, and adhesives; they find use in structural applications owing to their outstanding mechanical and electrical properties, including those of adhesion, chemical resistance, and minimal shrinkage after curing. Currently, several types of fluorine-containing epoxy resins have been developed and are being evaluated for practical uses. In this article, we present in-depth information on epoxy resins and fluorine systems including contemporary processing technologies of epoxy composites and recent advances in epoxy composite materials. Finally, we introduce new areas of application of epoxy resins in detail, such as in the biomedical, electronic, and other fields.

Keywords:

  • epoxy resins;
  • fluorine;
  • curing agents;
  • fluorination;
  • glass transition temperature;
  • dielectric constant;
  • mechanical properties