OJPChem  Vol.4 No.4 , November 2014
Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Sulphanilamide/Epoxy Resin Modified Polyester for Thermal Stability and Impact Strength
ABSTRACT
The synthesis of thermally stable Tetra-di-glycidyl ether bisphenol-A (TDGEBA) Epoxy resin and Sulphanilamide (SAA) have been synthesized from (SAA) and TDGEBA by in situ polymerization technique to obtain Te-tra-di-glycidyl ether bisphenol-A Sulphanilamide (TDGEBA/SAA) Epoxy resin and modified with various per-centages of polyester (PE) to obtain Tetra diglycidyl ether bisphenol-A Sulphanilamide polyester (TDGEBA/SAA-PE), highly cross-linked thermosetting polymer network. These materials were cured with triethylenetetramine TETA (hardener) to obtain highly cross-linked thermosetting resin. The physical properties of the resulting blends were evaluated by measuring the impact strength of (TDGEBA/SAA-PE) (increased more than 30% than the unmodified epoxy resin) and hardness that is found to be higher than unmodified epoxy resin. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermo gravimetric (TGA) analysis were also cured to assess the thermal behavior of the samples. DSC of the (TDGEBA/SAA) Epoxy resin cured with TETA showed exothermic reactions and the glass transition temperature (Tg) shifted from 350℃ to 400℃compared with uncured epoxy and the thermal stability of the TDGEBA/SAA epoxy resin modified increased with increasing of PE. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) studied the morphology of the samples after unnotched impacts on fracture surfaces. These materials exhibited a higher degree of solvent resistance.

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Alhousami, M. , Al-Kamali, A. and Athawale, A. (2014) Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Sulphanilamide/Epoxy Resin Modified Polyester for Thermal Stability and Impact Strength. Open Journal of Polymer Chemistry, 4, 115-127. doi: 10.4236/ojpchem.2014.44013.
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