Title

Liquid Crystalline Oligoester Diols as Thermoset Coatings Binders

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

4-1987

Abstract

Liquid crystalline (LC) oligoester diols were synthesized and characterized. They were crosslinked with a hexakis(methoxymethyl)melamine resin (HMMM) to form enamels of high crosslink density. Crosslinking was effected at temperatures between Tm and Ti. Enamels made from LC diols are far harder and tougher than enamels made from non-LC diols. They are hardened without substantially increasing Tg, and they retain the elasticity associated with low Tg. Reasons for the observed property enhancement are unclear, but the effect is substantial.

Discipline

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Cross-Linked Polymers: Chemistry, Properties, and Applications

Volume

367

First Page

324

Last Page

334

ISBN

9780841214712

Identifier

10.1021/bk-1988-0367.ch022

Publisher

American Chemical Society

City or Country

Washington DC