Bio-based thermosets prepared using michael addition of furan and isosorbide building blocks

Xi Chu, John J. La Scala, Giuseppe R. Palmese

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The Michael addition reaction of (meth)acrylates with amines can be used for the preparation of thermosets for coating applications because its fast reaction kinetics allow for rapid curing at low temperatures. Furan-based building blocks have been investigated as alternatives to incumbent phenolic systems and were found to possess good mechanical and barrier properties. Multifunctional furan-based amine cross-linkers and isosorbide methacrylate (IM) were used to create thermosets utilizing the Michael addition reaction. The system can be cured at low temperatures in a relatively short period of time while yielding good thermal and mechanical properties due to high functionality of the amine cross-linkers and the high reactivity of IM. In this investigation, the new systems’ cure behavior of these new systems was investigated using spectroscopic techniques. The relative reactivity of primary and secondary amines was evaluated and formulations with IM conversion greater than 90% were obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAMPE Conference and Exhibition
EditorsKevin Ahlstrom, Jacob Preston Anderson, Scott Beckwith, Andrew Craig Becnel, Paul Joseph Biermann, Matt Buchholz, Elizabeth Cates, Brian Gardner, Jim Harris, Michael J. Knight, German Reyes-Villanueva, Stephen E. Scarborough, Phil Sears, James Thomas, Erik T. Thostenson
PublisherSoc. for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
ISBN (Electronic)9781934551301
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventSAMPE 2019 Conference and Exhibition - Charlotte, United States
Duration: May 20 2019May 23 2019

Publication series

NameInternational SAMPE Technical Conference


ConferenceSAMPE 2019 Conference and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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