Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Amine Titration, Cyclic Carbonate Titration, differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DMTA, DSC, Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis, Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis (DMTA), Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), FT-IR, NMR, Polyurethane Foams, Scanning Electron Microscope, Scanning electron microscope (SEM), SEM, Thermal Conductivity, thermal insulation, TPS, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: Low-density microcellular non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU) foams were prepared using biological compounds and carbon dioxide. The morphology of these foams was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and the thermal conductivity was determined using the transient plane source (TPS) method. It was concluded that a study needed to be undertaken to determine how to fine tune the morphology of the foams in order to decrease the thermal conductivity of the foams.
Reference: Green Chemistry (Online, 2015) 10 pages