Mechanistic Modeling of Epoxy-Amine Kinetics. 2. Comparison of Kinetics in Thermal and Microwave Fields

Jovan Mijovic, Arnon Fishbain, Jony Wijaya

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Abstract

An investigation was conducted to compare the rates and mechanisms of epoxy-amine reactions in thermal and microwave fields. A monofunctional model compound formulation and a multifunctional epoxy formulation were analyzed. Chromatographic, spectroscopic, and calorimetric techniques were utilized to generate data. Excellent agreement was observed between the proposed mechanistic model and experimental results. It was unequivocally found that the use of microwave energy in lieu of thermal energy had no effect on the reaction kinetics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)986-989
Number of pages4
JournalMacromolecules
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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