A novel diisocyanate, 1,2-bis(isocyanate)ethoxyethane (TEGDI), whose backbone is ether bonds was used for the preparation of polyurethane elastomers (PUEs). 1,6-Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) was also used as a control. The PUEs were prepared with either TEGDI or HDI, poly-(oxytetramethylene) glycol (PTMG), and curing agent by a prepolymer method. Differential scanning calorimetry, infrared spectroscopy, and wide-angle X-ray diffraction revealed that the phase separation of the network TEGDI-based PUEs was much weaker compared with that of the HDI ones. Highly softened TEGDI-based PUEs were successfully prepared on account of flexibility of TEGDI itself and weaker phase separation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry