Submitted to: Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 15, 2004
Publication Date: January 17, 2004
Citation: Liu, Z., Erhan, S.Z. 2004. Study on viscoelastic and energy absorbing properties of epoxidized soybean oil polymers. Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium. Technical Abstract: Energy absorbing polymers were prepared from epoxidized soybean oil with three different curing agents: Jeffamine EDR-148 (EDR-148), diethylenetriamine (DETA) and triethylenetetramine (TETA). The Young's modulus of these polymers varies from 0.21 to 1.02 MPa. Glass transition temperatures are 1.51, -7.84 and 12.38 deg C. Viscoelastic and energy absorbing properties of these polymers are studied and reported.