Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 86, Issue 2, pp 463–468 | Cite as

Effect of a reactive diluent on the curing and dynamomechanical properties of an epoxy-diamine system

  • Lisardo Núñez-Regueira
  • M. Villanueva
  • I. Fraga-Rivas


Differential scanning calorimetry was used to study the influence of an epoxy reactive diluent, vinylcyclohexane dioxide, on the curing reaction of a polymeric system composed of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (n=0) and 1,2-diaminecyclohexane (DCH). Heat evolution and glass transition temperature, were measured in terms of the added diluent percentage. Experimental results show that both the curing degree and the glass transition temperature of the polymeric system decrease with an increase in the diluent percentage.

Dynamic mechanical analysis of several samples also showed that T g decreases with the increase of diluent percentage, thus corroborating DSC measurements.


DMA DSC epoxy-diamine system glass transition temperature reactive diluent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisardo Núñez-Regueira
    • 1
  • M. Villanueva
    • 1
  • I. Fraga-Rivas
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Group TERBIPROMAT, Departamento de Física AplicadaUniversidade de Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain

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