Synthesis of elastomeric phenolic resins with improved toughness and flexibility

Cardona, F. and Fedrigo, J. (2011) Synthesis of elastomeric phenolic resins with improved toughness and flexibility. In: EUROTEC 2011: Inaugural European Technical Conference on Plastics, 14-15 Nov 2011, Barcelona, Spain.

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Abstract

Novel phenolic resins (PF) with improved fracture toughness and flexibility properties were synthesised and evaluated. A first modification consisted in the copolymerization of Phenol with a natural renewable component (Cardanol) during the synthesis of PF resins (CPF). An increases in the content of Cardanol resulted in a proportional increases in the flexural strength and in the fracture toughness together with a decreases in the flexural modulus of the cured CPF/PF blended resins. Further increased plasticizing and toughening effect was observed by the blending of the CPF/PF resins with propylene glycol (PG).


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit.
Depositing User: Dr Francisco Cardona
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 05:19
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: phenolic; cardanol; strength; toughness; PG
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960609 Sustainability Indicators
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20485

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