Network Characterization of Energetic Poly(glycidyl-azide)

Authors: Mehmet S. EROĞLU, Olgun GÜVEN

Abstract: Energetic poly(glycidyl azide) (PGA) elastomers with different crosslink densities were prepared by varying the NCO/OH reactive-groups ratio from 0.8 to 1.0. In the preparation of the elastomers, PGA chains were end-liked with a mixture of hexamethylene diisocyanate (HMDI) and trimethylol propane (TMP) at a fixed TMP/PGA mole ratio. The number average molar mass between junction points of the network chains \overline{{\rm M}}_c was calculated using data obtained from swelling and uniaxial tensile tests and the results were compared. For the mechanical characterization of the networks, Mooney-Rivlin plots were prepared and the values of the constants 2C_1 and 2C_2 of PGA networks having different crosslink densities were determined.


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