Synthesis, characterization and properties of naphthoxazine-functional poly(propyleneoxide)s

Ayfer Yildirim, Baris Kiskan, A. Levent Demirel, Yusuf Yagci*

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Thermally curable naphthoxazine-functionalized polymers were synthesized by the reaction of linear (diamines) and branched (triamines) poly(propyleneoxide)s (Jeffamine series) having various molecular weights, with p-formaldehyde, and 2-naphthol. The structures of the resulting polymers were characterized by using FT-IR and 1H-NMR. In addition, curing behavior of these polymers was studied using differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). Hydrophilicity of these polymers, both in cured and non-cured states, was investigated by water contact angle measurements. The surface topographies of the polymers were also examined by atomic force microscope (AFM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3006-3014
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006


The authors would like to thank DPT (Turkish State Planning Association), Project no: 90192, for the financial support.

FundersFunder number
Turkish State Planning Association90192


    • Naphthoxazine
    • Poly(propyleneoxide) amine
    • Polybenzoxazine
    • Thermoset


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