Use of Fluorescent Probes to Determine Molecular Architecture in Phase Separating Epoxy Systems
Chemistry and Biochemistry
A novel route for morphological characterization of phase separating toughener and cross-linker for epoxy matrices has been investigated using fluorescence spectroscopy. Phase behavior of the individual components is determined by attaching different fluorescent probes to the toughener and cross-linker. In contrast to other techniques such as transmission eletron microscopy (TEM), this method allows resolution between similar components in which selective staining cannot be achieved.
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
(2014). Use of Fluorescent Probes to Determine Molecular Architecture in Phase Separating Epoxy Systems. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 53(1), 228-234.
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