Chemical Papers

, Volume 68, Issue 2, pp 233–238 | Cite as

Polycarbonate-based polyurethane elastomers: temperature-dependence of tensile properties

  • Zdeněk HrdličkaEmail author
  • Antonín Kuta
  • Rafał Poręba
  • Milena Špírková
Original Paper


Novel polyurethane thermoplastic elastomers were prepared from polycarbonate diols, butane-1,4-diol (chain extender) and hexamethylene diisocyanate. They differ in the kind of macrodiol used and the ratio of macrodiol to chain extender OH groups (hence, in hard segment contents). The tensile properties of the elastomers at low and elevated temperatures were determined and discussed with regard to polyurethane composition and polycarbonate diol structure.


polyurethane elastomer polycarbonate diol tensile properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zdeněk Hrdlička
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antonín Kuta
    • 1
  • Rafał Poręba
    • 2
  • Milena Špírková
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PolymersInstitute of Chemical Technology PraguePragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Nanostructured Polymers and Composites DepartmentInstitute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CRPragueCzech Republic

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