Kinetic Study of the Curing Behavior of Bismaleimide Modified with Diallylbisphenol A

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2229-2240
Journal / PublicationJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number8
Online published23 Sept 2003
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes


The curing kinetics of bismaleimide modified with diallylbisphenol A were investigated for different ratios of 1,1′-(methylene di-4,1-phenylene) bismaleimide and diallylbisphenol A with differential scanning calorimetry. Multiheating-rate and isothermal methods were used to study the kinetics of the curing process. The results indicated that the activation energy changed with the extent of conversion. The activation energy obtained by the multi-heating-rate method was higher than that obtained by the isothermal method. Two kinetic models (autocatalytic and nth-order) were successfully used to model the curing process. © 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Research Area(s)

  • Copolymerization, Curing, Kinetic study, Modeling, Modified BMI