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Synthesis of a diamine cross-linker containing Diels–Alder adducts to produce self-healing thermosetting epoxy polymer from a widely used epoxy monomer

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Abstract

A diamine cross-linker with thermal reversible Diels–Alder (DA) adducts of furan and maleimide groups has been designed and synthesised, which can be used to crosslink commercial epoxy monomers to achieve self-healing, cross-linked epoxy polymers. This new strategy to make self-healing epoxy polymer was successfully proved by incorporating the cross-linker with a widely used epoxy monomer, the diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A. The self-healing property of the new epoxy polymer was shown by complete elimination of cracks after the process of retro-DA and DA reactions which occurred in the cross-linker component of the network.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of a diamine cross-linker containing Diels–Alder adducts to produce self-healing thermosetting epoxy polymer from a widely used epoxy monomer

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The article was received on 06 Aug 2012, accepted on 29 Sep 2012 and first published on 01 Oct 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20611K
Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 724-730

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    Synthesis of a diamine cross-linker containing Diels–Alder adducts to produce self-healing thermosetting epoxy polymer from a widely used epoxy monomer

    N. Bai, K. Saito and G. P. Simon, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 724
    DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20611K

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