The curing reaction of the system diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) with different amine concentrations (TETA) has been studied by means of thermal scanning rheometer (TSR) and dynamic mechanical thermal analyser (DMTA). The aim of this work was focused on studying the effect of the amine concentration on the kinetic, the rheologic characteristics during the crosslinking process, and the dynamicmechanical properties of the system. Through TSR measurements, the gel time was observed to vary with amine concentration and cure temperature when measurements were carried out under isothermal conditions. The gel time also was found to depend on the heating rate when the measurements were done varying the temperature. The apparent activation energy (Eu) of each system was calculated from two different methods; the gel time (rg) and the complex viscosity (n*) measurements, respectively. The study of the dynamic-mechanical properties of the resins such as epoxy by means of the three-point bending mode in DMTA, gives information of their viscoelastic properties allowing the calculation of the glass transition temperature (Tg) and the apparent activation energy of the relaxation process (Ea*)
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Thermal scanning rheometer analysis of curing kinetic of an epoxy resin: 2. An amine as curing agent / J.M. Laza, C.A. Julian, E. Larrauri, M. Rodriguez, L.M. Leon // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 35–45.