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Crosslinkable interpolymer complexes of novolac resin and poly(ethylene oxide)

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posted on 1998-02-01, 00:00 authored by Z Zhong, Qipeng Guo
Crosslinkable interpolymer complexes of novolac resin and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) were prepared by mutual mixing ethanol solutions of novolac and PEO. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) studies revealed that the driving force for the formation of novolac/PEO complex is hydrogen bonding interaction between the hydroxyl groups of novolac and the ether oxygens of PEO. The morphology and thermal properties of the complexes before and after curing were investigated by optical microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). It was found that the uncured novolac/PEO complexes had a single composition-dependent glass transition temperature (T g ,). The curing with 15 wt % hexamine (HMTA) (relative to novolac content) resulted in disappearing of T g behaviour for both the neat novolac and the novolac-rich complexes, owing to less mobility of the novolac chain segments. The melting temperature (T m ) and crystallization rate of the HMTA-cured novolac/PEO complexes decreased with increasing novolac content, and no T m was observed for the cured complexes with PEO content less than 50%.

History

Journal

Journal of polymer science, part A: polymer chemistry

Volume

36

Issue

3

Pagination

401 - 411

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

Location

[New York, N.Y.]

ISSN

0887-624X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

1998, John Wiley & Sons