Frontal polymerization of dicyclopentadiene

Polette Centellas, Mostafa Yourdkhani, Ian D. Robertson, Jeffrey S. Moore, Nancy R. Sottos, Scott R. White

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Abstract

Fabrication of thermosetting polymers is restricted by the long cure cycles required for the full cross-linking of monomers. For example, high temperature performance epoxy resins require several hours of curing at elevated temperatures to obtain a robust polymer network. An oven or autoclave is typically used to provide the required energy for the polymerization, resulting in the bulk curing of the monomers. A promising alternative to the slow and long bulk curing is frontal polymerization, in which the monomers undergo a self-sustaining exothermic polymerization reaction once triggered by a thermal stimulus. Essentially, the monomers polymerize locally at the front of the exothermic reaction wave, leading to the rapid cure of the material. In this paper, we evaluate the frontal polymerization of the thermosetting polymer dicylcopentadiene under a variety of thermal triggering conditions. We show significantly faster cure times compared to typical epoxies as well as dramatically reduced energy required for curing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication32nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2017
PublisherDEStech Publications Inc.
Pages1550-1555
Number of pages6
Volume3
ISBN (Electronic)9781510853065
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event32nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2017 - West Lafayette, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2017Oct 25 2017

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Other32nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2017
CountryUnited States
CityWest Lafayette
Period10/23/1710/25/17

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dicyclopentadiene
Curing
Monomers
Polymerization
Polymers
Epoxy Resins
Exothermic reactions
Autoclaves
Ovens
Epoxy resins
Fabrication
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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Centellas, P., Yourdkhani, M., Robertson, I. D., Moore, J. S., Sottos, N. R., & White, S. R. (2017). Frontal polymerization of dicyclopentadiene. In 32nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2017 (Vol. 3, pp. 1550-1555). DEStech Publications Inc..

Frontal polymerization of dicyclopentadiene. / Centellas, Polette; Yourdkhani, Mostafa; Robertson, Ian D.; Moore, Jeffrey S.; Sottos, Nancy R.; White, Scott R.

32nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2017. Vol. 3 DEStech Publications Inc., 2017. p. 1550-1555.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Centellas, P, Yourdkhani, M, Robertson, ID, Moore, JS, Sottos, NR & White, SR 2017, Frontal polymerization of dicyclopentadiene. in 32nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2017. vol. 3, DEStech Publications Inc., pp. 1550-1555, 32nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2017, West Lafayette, United States, 10/23/17.
Centellas P, Yourdkhani M, Robertson ID, Moore JS, Sottos NR, White SR. Frontal polymerization of dicyclopentadiene. In 32nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2017. Vol. 3. DEStech Publications Inc. 2017. p. 1550-1555
Centellas, Polette ; Yourdkhani, Mostafa ; Robertson, Ian D. ; Moore, Jeffrey S. ; Sottos, Nancy R. ; White, Scott R. / Frontal polymerization of dicyclopentadiene. 32nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2017. Vol. 3 DEStech Publications Inc., 2017. pp. 1550-1555
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