Development of remendable materials with Diels-Alder chemistry

Amy M. Peterson, Philip J. Costanzo, Robert E. Jensen, Frederick L. Beyer, Giuseppe R. Palmese

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Materials with the ability to mend themselves represent a desirable alternative to traditional materials and offer increased service lives, cost-efficiency, and safety. The reversible Diels-Alder reaction of a furan with a maleimide is an ideal reaction for imparting healing functionality in a system. At room temperature the Diels-Alder adduct is formed spontaneously and above 90°C the adduct breaks apart to reform the original furan and maleimide moieties. This paper reports on the development of a furan-functionalized thermoset with tunable glass transition temperature. A glass-reinforced composite of maleimide-sized glass within this network will demonstrate healing of interfacial failure, and consequently, extension of fatigue life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings)
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventSAMPE 2008 - 52nd International SAMPE Symposium - Material and Process Innovations: Changing our World - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: May 18 2008May 22 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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