Synthesis and properties of poly(urethane-imide) diacid/epoxy composites cured with an aziridine system

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  • Pinggui Liu,

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    1. Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, Beijing 100095, China
    • Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, Beijing 100095, China
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  • Qingfang Zhang,

    1. Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, Beijing 100095, China
    2. Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research of the Ministry of Education of China, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410083, Hunan, China
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  • Lihua He,

    1. Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, Beijing 100095, China
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  • Qingji Xie,

    1. Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research of the Ministry of Education of China, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410083, Hunan, China
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  • Heyan Ding

    1. Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, Beijing 100095, China
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Abstract

A poly(urethane-imide) diacid (PUI), a diimide-diacid with a soft structure unit, was directly synthesized from the reaction of trimellitic anhydride and isocyanate terminated polyurethane prepolymer. FT-IR and NMR were used to characterize its chemical structure. Then PUI was blended with two types of epoxy resins with different chemical structures, diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) and novolac epoxy (EPN). After curing the blends with polyfunctional aziridine CX-100, novel polyurethane/epoxy composites were obtained as transparent yellowish films. Thermal, chemical, and morphological properties of the cured composites were investigated using thermal analysis, SEM, TEM, chemical resistance, respectively. All experimental data indicated that epoxy modified PUI composites possessed higher thermal stability than that unmodified PUI, and that modified PUI had much better chemical resistance. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2009

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