What makes Epoxy Resin multi-dimensional?
The term “epoxy”, “epoxy resin”, or “epoxide” (Europe), α-epoxy, 1,2-epoxy etc. refers to a broad group of reactive mixture characterized by the presence of an oxidase or epoxy ring. This is represented by a three-member ring containing an oxygen atom that is bonded with two carbon atoms already united in some other way.
Hence, the presence of this functional group defines a molecule as an epoxide – where molecular base can vary widely resulting in various classes of epoxy resins. And they are successful as they offer the diversity in molecular structure that can be produced using the same chemical method.
Further epoxy resins can be combined with varied curing agents, modifiers to achieve the properties required for a specific use.
Epoxy resins are basically shaped by the reaction of compounds containing at least two active hydrogen atoms (polyphenolic compounds, diamines, amino phenols, heterocyclic imides and amides, aliphatic diols, etc.) and epichlorohydrin.
The synthesis of diglycidyl ether of Bisphenol A (DGEBA), the most widely used epoxy resin monomer, is:
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