Accession Number:

AD0259583

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF THERMAL DESTRUCTION OF CONDENSATION RESINS. THERMAL DESTRUCTION OF SOLIDIFIED EPOXY RESINS

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Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1961-03-22

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Unhardened epoxy resins are decomposed in the absence of oxygen at temperatures upward of 200 250 degrees. The thermal decomposition is followed by separation of liquid products. It is demonstrated that the destruction products of hardened and unhardened resins contain, on the thermal disintegration, CO, CO2, methane, ethylene, propylene, etc, as well as saturated and unsaturated aldehydes. The mechanism of disintegration of resins, hardened by polyethylenepolyamine PEPA and maleic anhydride constitutes in both cases a radical process, beginning with break-away and disintegration of epoxy groups. As a result of decomposition of the remnant of maleic anhydride great quantities of CO and CO2 are produced on decomposition of the epoxy resin hardened by maleic anhydride. The epoxy resin, hardened by PEPA, decomposes more easily than the resin hardened by ma eic anhydride at the same time, more low-molecular products are formed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE