Synfacts 2007(9): 0926-0926  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-968889
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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A Fireproof Non-Shrinking Cross-Linker

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager
J. Canadell, A. Mantecón*, V. Cádiz
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
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Publication Date:
23 August 2007 (online)


Cross-linked polymer networks formed from epoxides are widely used in construction and microelectronics. The liquid monomers (or resins) are cured by cross-linking and this process is generally accompanied by some shrinkage, which can lead to voids and poor adhesion. The SOE-DOPOMA monomer minimizes the shrinkage and the incorporation of a phosphorous center gives flame-retardant properties.