Thiol-ene UV-curable Coatings Using Vegetable Oil Macromonomers
Polymers and High Performance Materials
Allyl, acrylate, and vinyl ether derivatives of castor oil were synthesized and blended with multifunctional thiols for evaluation as thiol-ene ultraviolet (UV) curable systems. The UV cured films were characterized and evaluated via ASTM tests, gel content, and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) as a function of time. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and DMA studies established that property advancement resulted from auto-oxidation, continued thiol-ene polymerization, or a combination of both mechanisms. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
European Polymer Journal
Rawlins, J. W.
(2009). Thiol-ene UV-curable Coatings Using Vegetable Oil Macromonomers. European Polymer Journal, 45(5), 1433-1441.
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