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Comprehensive study of metal on the characteristic properties of epoxy resins

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  • Pragyan Mohan

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Rama Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ramacity Mandhana 209217, Kanpur, India
    • Department of Chemistry, Rama Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ramacity Mandhana 209217, Kanpur, India
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Abstract

A series of different type of epoxy resins containing metal(s) have been prepared by the using cobalt acrylate (CoA2), nickel acrylate(NiA2),bismuth acrylate (BiA3) during resinification. The values of epoxide equivalent weight, chlorine content increases whereas hydroxyl content, refractive index decreases in the presence of metal acrylate(s). The influence of complex formation of metal acrylate with ether linkage of epoxy resins were investigated by spectroscopy. Epoxy resins containing cobalt acrylate which was cured by p-acetylbenzilidinetriphenylarsoniumylide (p-ABTAY) shows better conducting properties in comparison to NiA2 and BiA3 containing epoxy resins. The dispersion of metal(s) in epoxy resins matrix was confirmed by scanning electron microscope (SEM). The glass transition temperature of epoxy resins containing CoA2 is lower than that of blank epoxy resins and epoxy resins containing bismuth and nickel acrylate. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010

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