Property Modification via Crosslinking in CBDO Based Copolyterephthalates
|dc.contributor.author||Douglas, Amber M. ( )|
|dc.identifier.citation||Douglas, A. M. (2007). Property modification via crosslinking in CBDO based copolyterephthalates (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.|
The work proposed here will focus on the effects of crosslinking CBDO containing copolymers. A series of CBDO containing copolymers with aromatic diols will be made. These will incorporate CBDO, bisphenol A, phloroglucinol and terephthaloyl chloride by solution polymerization. Phloroglucinol, a trifunctional aromatic alcohol, will serve as an aromatic crosslinking agent. A series of crosslinked homopolymers will be made with bisphenol A and CBDO. Both will be crosslinked with phloroglucinol by solution polymerization. Both homopolymers will be made via solution polymerization. Thermal and mechanical tests will be utilized to characterize the structure/property relationships of these crosslinked polymers.
This study revealed that bisphenol A is a detrimental factor in these series of polymers. With the crosslinked polymers, the Tg and Td increase as the mol % of crosslinker increases. This is due to the fact that as the mol % crosslinker is increased, the overall % of bisphenol A decreases.
|dc.format.medium||1 file (.pdf)|
|dc.title||Property Modification via Crosslinking in CBDO Based Copolyterephthalates|
|thesis.degree.department||Chemistry and Biochemistry|
|thesis.degree.grantor||Texas State University--San Marcos|
|thesis.degree.name||Master of Science|
|dc.description.department||Chemistry and Biochemistry|
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