Three series of poly(alkylene glycol) diacrylates, namely poly(ethylene glycol), poly(propylene glycol) and poly(tetramethylene glycol) α,ω-diacrylates have been prepared by acryloylation of the corresponding bis-OH-terminated oligomers. Their MW was in the range 200–1000 and their acrylic functionality was close to two. They were subjected to UV curing as thin films obtaining, by FTIR analysis, complete terminal double bond conversion in all cases with the exception of the lowest MW oligomers. Thermal and mechanical properties of the networks were investigated by means of DSC, TMA and DMTA analyses. Concerning the PPGDA oligomers, products totally amorphous and rubbery were obtained; PEGDA and PTMGDA oligomers gave similar amorphous structures with the exception of the highest MWs which showed partial crystallinity. By means of thermal and DMTA measurements, Tg values and E' moduli were obtained and correlated to the MW of the oligomers used. In particular, Tg values, as function of the crosslinking density, agreed with those calculated by the Nielsen equation for the three series investigated. The equilibrium swelling in water was determined for various networks as a function of the MW of the oligomers. The values obtained were compared and discussed in terms of the solubility parameters and the crosslinking density of various structures.
|Titolo:||Properties of networks based on poly(alkylene glycol) diacrylates|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1995|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/masy.19950930124|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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