Toughening of epoxy resins

@article{Unnikrishnan2006TougheningOE,
  title={Toughening of epoxy resins},
  author={K. P. Unnikrishnan and Eby Thomas Thachil},
  journal={Designed Monomers and Polymers},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={129 - 152}
}
Epoxy resins constitute an important class of thermosets which are used extensively in the field of composites, adhesives surface coatings, etc. They are of aliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aromatic backbones. Epoxy resins based on bisphenol A are commercially available and they have good thermal and mechanical properties. They are cured by a variety of curatives, such as amines and anhydrides, and the mechanism of curing largely depends on the type of curing agent used. They show comparatively low… 
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