Effect of process variables on molecular weight and mechanical properties of water-based polyurethane dispersion

Jong Yoon Jang, Young Kuk Jhon, In Woo Cheong, Jung Hyun Kim

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Water-based polyurethane dispersions (PUD) were prepared by polyaddition reaction using poly (hexamethylene adipate) glycol (polyol 66), isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI), dimethylol propionic acid (DMPA), and 1,6-hexane diamine (HDA) as chain extender. Various formulations were designed to investigate the effects of process variables such as molar ratio of NCO to OH (NCO/OH), DMPA content, and neutralization degree on molecular weight and mechanical properties. Universal testing machine (UTM) was used for the mechanical properties of emulsion cast film of the PUD. The molecular weights were measured by gel permeation chromatography (GPC). Evolution of the weight average molecular weight (M̄w) and mechanical properties were significantly affected by the neutralization degree during the chain extension. It was found that the M̄w increased when the NCO/OH molar ratio increased, subsequently mechanical properties such as tensile strength and 100% modulus improved dramatically. However, the elongation decreased as the NCO/OH increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-143
Number of pages9
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 15

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Korea Institute of Science & Technology Evaluation and Planning (National Research Laboratory Program, project number 2000-N-NL-01-C-032).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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