Processing‐morphology‐property relationships in epoxy resins containing an organometallic cobalt complex

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Abstract

An investigation was carried out into the effect of an organometallic complex, cobalt (III) acetylacetonate, on curing, morphology, and mechanical properties of several epoxy resins. Differential scanning calorimetry, electron microscopy, and a series of mechanical measurements were performed on bifunctional and terafunctional formulations. The addition of cobalt (III) acetylacetonate did not cause drastic changes in any of the systems investigated, although a slight effect on cure kinetics, Young's modulus, and fracture‐surface morphology was noted. Also, there was no effect on the impact strength or the critical stress intensity factor of any of our formulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1337-1356
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume40
Issue number7-8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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