MSCE  Vol.3 No.7 , July 2015
Epoxy Thermosets with Self-Healing Ability
ABSTRACT

A hybrid epoxy resin with intrinsic self healing properties has been prepared from a bifunctional Diels-Alder (DA) adduct. The obtained network, based on conventional Diglycidyl ether of BisphenolA (DGEBA) and DA epoxy, leads to simultaneous tuning of physical-chemical properties and healing capability. The self-repairing behavior has been verified by means of scratch recovery observation and micromechanical analysis. A satisfactory morphological and mechanical recovery has been achieved by thermal stimulus, leading to very promising application in the field of adhesives and structural applications.


Cite this paper
Amendola, E. , Iacono, S. , Pastore, A. , Curcio, M. and Iadonisi, A. (2015) Epoxy Thermosets with Self-Healing Ability. Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 3, 162-167. doi: 10.4236/msce.2015.37022.
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