Highly softened polyurethane elastomer synthesized with novel 1,2-bis(isocyanate)ethoxyethane

Ken Kojio, Tomoya Fukumaru, Mutsuhisa Furukawa

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3287-3291
Number of pages5
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - May 4 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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