Hyperbranched aromatic epoxies in the design of adhesive materials

Todd Emrick, Han Ting Chang, Jean M.J. Fréchet*, John Woods, Louis Baccei

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The use of hyperbranched aromatic epoxy polymer 2 (HARE) as a component in various adhesion experiments has been demonstrated. Two different modes of curing were tested, including a photoinitiated cationic curing process and a polyfunctional amine curing process. These processes gave flexible films that showed good adhesion to nylon, steel, and glass. Furthermore, blends of HARE and the commercial epoxy resin bisphenol F diglycidyl ether (BPFG) were cured with 2-ethyl-4-methylimidazole (EMI) at 150 °C on lap-shear assemblies. These cured assemblies displayed adhesive strengths in the range of 15 MPa over a broad range of HARE/BPFG weight ratios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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