Synthesis, characterization, curing, and thermostability of ladder-like polyepoxysiloxanes

Yuhui Lin, Pramoda Kumari, Weiyu Chen, T. S. Chung, Rong Ben Zhang

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Some alkyl and aryl-containing ladder-like polyepoxysiloxanes were successfully synthesized. Differential scanning calorimetry showed that these epoxies could be cured without any curing agent. Curing occurred solely via epoxy functionality, not via the condensation reaction of the hydroxy groups located at the end of the polymer main chains. An epoxy cured with a diamine has higher thermal stability than those without curing agent or with imidazole. Due to their unique structures, these polyepoxies can be blended with common epoxy resins to increase the thermal stability of the latter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)944-945
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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