Christopher M. Sahagun

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Epoxy-amine resins find wide application as the matrix material of high performance polymer composites because of their favorable mechanical properties, thermal properties and solvent stability. These properties result from the complicated, highly cross-linked molecular network that is characteristic of epoxy-amine thermoset polymers. The connectivity of(More)
A renewable bisphenol, 4,4'-(butane-1,4-diyl)bis(2-methoxyphenol), was synthesized on a preparative scale by a solvent-free, Ru-catalyzed olefin metathesis coupling reaction of eugenol followed by hydrogenation. After purification, the bisphenol was converted to a new bis(cyanate) ester by standard techniques. The bisphenol and cyanate ester were(More)
The co-cyclotrimerization of two tricyanate ester monomers, Primaset PT-30 and 1,2,3-tris(4-cyanato)propane (FlexCy) in equal parts by weight with Primaset LECy, a liquid dicyanate ester, was investigated for the purpose of exploring synergistic performance benefits. The monomer mixtures formed stable, homogeneous blends that remained in the supercooled(More)
A new polycyanurate network exhibiting extremely low moisture uptake has been produced via the treat‐ ment of perfluoroyclobutane‐containing Bisphenol T with cyanogen bromide and subsequent thermal cyclotrimerization. The water uptake, at 0.56 ± 0.10% after immersion in water at 85 °C for 96 hours, represents some of the most promising moisture(More)
We report on the control of cyclotrimerization forming a polycyanurate polymer using magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles in an alternating-current (ac) field as an internal heat source, starting from a commercially available monomer. Magnetic nanoparticles were dispersed in the monomer and catalytic system using sonication, and the mixture was subjected to an(More)
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