Controlling water uptake of sugar based epoxy resins

G. Busto, P. Saini, X. Feng, W. B. Hammond, A. J. East, Michael Jaffe

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    Abstract

    Epoxy resins made from natural materials have numerous advantages over those made from petroleum derived chemicals. Isosorbide and its isomers, isomannide and isoidide, can react similarly to bisphenol A to produce diglycidyl ethers that may be used as epoxy resins. These materials have comparable mechanical properties to bisphenol A based epoxies when produced under similar conditions. However, the sugar derived epoxies take up a significant amount of water, which is detrimental to their use in many applications. Modification of these materials with hydrophobic molecules may be an effective method of reducing water uptake.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2011 IEEE 37th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2011
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 16 2011
    Event37th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2011 - Troy, NY, United States
    Duration: Apr 1 2011Apr 3 2011

    Publication series

    Name2011 IEEE 37th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2011

    Other

    Other37th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2011
    CountryUnited States
    CityTroy, NY
    Period4/1/114/3/11

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Bioengineering

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