Two series of polyurethane elastomers were obtained from poly(1,4-butylene adipate) diol and 1,6-diisocyanatohexane, which were then chain extended with resorcinol derivatives such as benzene-1,3-diol, 2,4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde, or 1-(2,4-dihydroxyphenyl) hexan-1-one. This article investigates the effects induced in polyurethane elastomer properties by varying the hard segment composition through changing the amount of aliphatic diisocyanate and through the influence of the chemical structure of the resorcinol derivatives’ chain extenders. The different chemical composition and the presence of different dangling chains on the chain extender structure influenced hard segment cohesion, resulting in important effects on the polyurethane elastomer properties.
Effect of the Hard Segment Structure on Properties of Resorcinol Derivatives-Based Polyurethane Elastomers
AUTHORS: S. OPREA., A. JOGA, Bica ZORLESCU, V. OPREA
PRESENTED AT: Revista High Performance Polymers, vol. 1-8