Bis[4-(4-maleimidephen-oxy)phenyl]propane/N,N-4,4′-bismaleimidodiphenylmethyene blend modified with diallyl bisphenol A



In this article, 2,2′-bis[4-(4-maleimidephen-oxy)phenyl)]propane (BMPP) resin and N,N-4,4′-bismaleimidodiphenylmethyene (BDM) resin blends were modified by diallyl bisphenol A (DABPA). The effects of the mole concentration of BMPP on mechanical properties, fracture toughness, and heat resistance of the modified resins were investigated. Scanning electron microscopy was used to study the microstructure of the fractured modified resins. The introduction of BMPP resin improves the fracture toughness and impact strength of the cured resins, whose thermal stabilities are hardly affected. Dynamic mechanical analysis shows that the modified resins can maintain good mechanical properties at 270.0°C, and their glass transition temperatures (Tg) are above 280.0°C. When the mole ratio of BDM : BMPP is 2 : 1(Code 3), the cured resin performs excellent thermal stability and mechanical property. Its Tg is 298°C, and the Charpy impact strength is 20.46 KJ/m2. The plane strain critical stress intensity factor (KIC) is 1.21 MPa·m0.5 and the plane strain critical strain energy release rate (GIC) is 295.64 J/m2. Compared with that of BDM/DABPA system, the KIC and GIC values of Code 3 are improved by 34.07% and 68.10%, respectively, which show that the modified resin presented good fracture toughness. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2014, 131, 40395.