Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Cagatay Altinkok, Baris Kiskan, Yusuf Yagci
The preparation of soluble and processable polybenzoxazine precursors capable of forming high performance networks is an important field of research with a broad spectrum of application. This study demonstrates an approach that utilizes aromatic sulfonediamine, bisphenol-A, and formaldehyde in Mannich-type polycondesation to prepare polybenzoxazine precursor. The structure of the oligomeric precursor (Mn = 2600) was confirmed by FTIR and 1H NMR spectral analysis. The precursor contained both sulfone and benzoxazine ring structures in the backbone. It was shown that small amount of ring-opened phenolic groups were also present. Thermally activated self-curing behavior of precursor in the absence of catalyst was studied by differential scanning calorimetry. Thermal properties of the cured polymers were also investigated by thermo gravimetric analysis.