Microencapsulation of reactive amine by interfacially engineered epoxy microcapsules for smart applications

Microencapsulation of reactive amine by interfacially engineered epoxy microcapsules for smart... The most common approach for incorporation of extrinsic self-healing functionality relies on introducing healant-loaded micro-containers in the polymeric formulation. In this context, a healing system based on encapsulated epoxy resin and amine hardener appears to be one of the most economically viable solutions, in view of the chemical as well as mechanical compatibility with the matrix. Encapsulation of epoxy resins has been extensively studied while the high reactivity of the amine hardener renders its encapsulation rather difficult and has been attempted with only modest success. The purpose of the present work is to adopt an interfacial polymerization approach for the preparation of epoxy microcapsules encapsulating a reactive amine hardener (triethylene tetramine). The effects of experimental parameters, including reaction temperature, stirring speed and epoxy/amine concentration ratio on the microcapsule formation were investigated. A polymeric surfactant was used to stabilize the suspension to modulate the particle size distribution of the resultant microcapsules. The highest encapsulation efficiencies were obtained when the reaction medium was maintained at 70 °C under stirring (600 rpm) at epoxy/amine ratio of 10/3.2. The microcapsule dimensions and core content could be tailored, following this encapsulation approach of interfacial polymerisation. Under optimal conditions, spherical microcapsules with 100% yield and 12% core content were obtained. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Iranian Polymer Journal Springer Journals

Microencapsulation of reactive amine by interfacially engineered epoxy microcapsules for smart applications

Loading next page...
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright © 2017 by Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute
Chemistry; Polymer Sciences; Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Materials
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial