The thermal degradation of model compounds of amine-cured epoxide resins. III. The thermal degradation of 1-(N-ethylanilino)-3-phenoxyprop-2-yl acetate, trifluoroacetate, and methyl ether and O-deuterated 1-(N-ethylanilino)-3-phenoxypropan-2-ol



The thermal degradations of 1-(N-ethylanilino)-3-phenoxyprop-2-yl acetate, trifluroacetate, and methyl ether were studied. Major products were characterized. 1-(N-Ethylanilino)-3-phenoxypropan-2-ol in which the hydroxyl hydrogen was replaced with deuterium was degraded and the extent of deuteration of the one product, N-ethyl-N-methylaniline, was measured by mass spectrometry. The results were used to investigate the mechanism of the thermal degradation of 1-(N-ethylanilino)-3-phenoxy-propan-2-ol, a model compound for the cure linkage in aromatic amine-cured epoxide resins.