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Curing Agent Not Subject to Hydrolysis

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000054605D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Gleason, RT Maier, LR Susko, JR Wheater, RH [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a curing agent for epoxies which is significantly better than any heretofore known. Either amines or anhydrides can be used to cross-link epoxies. Amines produce stable epoxies; however, there are some difficulties using amines, and it is sometimes desirable to cross-link epoxies using anhydrides. Most anhydrides, however, produce epoxies which are prone to hydrolysis.