Role of metal catalysts on the physical properties of cyanate ester resin systems

A. Osei-Owusu, G. C. Martin, J. T. Gotro

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The objectives of this research were to elucidate the effects of catalyst concentration and type on the physical properties of bisphenol A-based cyanate ester resins. The glass transition temperature (Tg), the sol fractions, and the dynamic moduli of the resin were determined using Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), solvent extraction studies, and dynamic mechanical analysis. Thermogravimetric tests were conducted to determine the stability of the resins cured with different catalyst formulations. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and gel permeation chromatography (GPC) were used to monitor the curing reaction and the reaction products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1991
Event49th Annual Technical Conference -ANTEC '91 - Montreal, Que, Can
Duration: May 5 1991May 9 1991


Other49th Annual Technical Conference -ANTEC '91
CityMontreal, Que, Can

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics


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