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Investigation of mechanical properties and cure behavior of DGEBA/nano-Fe 2O 3 with polyamine dendrimer
journal contributionposted on 2022-11-30, 05:07 authored by Omid ZabihiOmid Zabihi, A Khodabandeh, S Ghasemlou
The preparation of epoxy/iron (III) oxide nanoparticles (nano-Fe 2O 3) and studying the effect of nano-Fe 2O 3 on improving mechanical and thermal characteristics of the epoxy matrix, is highlighted in this work. Epoxy nanocomposites are prepared by dispersing nano-Fe 2O 3 in diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) and, subsequently, cross-linking by using polypropylenimine octaamine dendrimer (PPOD) as curing agent with low volatility. Preparation of epoxy/nano-Fe 2O 3 nanocomposites are carried out for different concentrations (0, 1, 5, 10 and 15%) of nano-Fe 2O 3. The mechanical experiments showed that the nano-Fe 2O 3 increasing from 0% to 10% led to an increase and 15% of nano-Fe 2O 3 led to a decrease in the tensile properties. Curing reaction kinetics of DGEBA/10% nano-Fe 2O 3 with PPOD was investigated by DSC at dynamic mode. A two-parameter (m, n) autocatalytic model (Sestak-Berggren equation) was found to be the most adequate selected kinetic model. The dynamic curing behavior of DGEBA/PPOD/10% nano-Fe 2O 3 could be described by α/t=7. 1×10 9exp(-57,230/RT)( 1-α)0.82α0.41. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.