Sekkar, V and Krishnamurthy, VN and Jain, SR (1997) Kinetics of copolyurethane network formation. In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 66 (9). pp. 1795-1801.
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Cure kinetics for the formation of copolyurethane networks of various compositions based on hydroxy-terminated polybutadiene(HTPB), poly(12-hydroxy stearic acid-co-TMP) ester polyol(PEP), and different isocyanates has been studied through viscosity build up during the cure reaction. The viscosity (N)-time (t) plots conform to the equation N = ae(bt), where a and b are empirical constants, dependent on the composition and the nature of the polyols and the isocyanates. The rate constants (b) for viscosity build up, evaluated from the slopes of dN/dt versus N plots at different temperatures, were found to vary significantly from 0.0073 to 0.25 min(-1); and the activation energies for gelation were found to be in the range 20 to 40 kJ mol(-1). The results have been interpreted in terms of the dependence of the rate constants on structural characteristics of the prepolymers. (C) 1997 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons.|
|Keywords:||polyurethanes;HTPB;solid propellants;binders;cure kinetics;pot life|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)|
|Date Deposited:||29 Aug 2011 10:20|
|Last Modified:||29 Aug 2011 10:20|
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