Title

Use of Fluorescent Probes to Determine Molecular Architecture in Phase Separating Epoxy Systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-8-2014

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research

Volume

53

Issue

1

First Page

228

Last Page

234