Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Fabien Salaun, Isabelle Vroman
Keywords: differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DSC, Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), FT-IR, In-Situ Polymerization, Intumescent Systems, Microcapsules, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Surface Morphology, TGA, Thermal Conductivity, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
Abstract: A series of melamine-formaldehyde microcapsules were synthesized using an in-situ polymerization and subsequently characterized for their thermal and structural properties. SEM and FT-IR were used to investigate the structural properties and DSC and TGA were used to investigate the thermal properties. The authors concluded that the thermo-physical properties of the microcapsules were related to the synthesis conditions and the core content of the capsules.
Reference: European Polymer Journal, 44, 3 (2008) 849-860