Synthesis of Hexafunctional Epoxide Resin and Application on Jute and Glass Reinforced Composites

Document Type : Research Article


1 Institute of Science & Technology for Advanced Studies & Research (ISTAR), Vallabh Vidyanagar – 388120, Gujarat, INDIA

2 C. N. P. F. Arts & D. N. Science College, Dabhoi, Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA


Bisphenol-A, formaldehyde, and epichlorohydrin form hexafunctional epoxy resin. The curing behavior of resin has been evaluated by using five different hardeners viz. diethyl triamine, triethyl tetraamine, phenalkamine, polyamido amines, and polyamides. The resin was further characterized by epoxy equivalent weight, hydrolyzable chlorine content, volatile content, viscosity and rise in viscosity, weight average molecular weight, and Fourier Transform InfraRed (FT-IR).  spectroscopy The hexafunctional epoxy resin was used for the preparation of jute and glass-reinforced composites. All composites were characterized by their mechanical properties, thermal properties, and chemical resistance.


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