A series of phosphorous-containing nadicimide end-capped resins, having different backbone, were prepared by reacting endo-5-norbornene- 2,3-dicarboxylic anhydride (nadic anhydride), pyromellitic dianhydride (PMDA)/3,3′,4,4′-benzophenone tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride (BTDA) andtris [3-azo(4-aminophenyl)] phosphine oxide (TAZP) in dimethyl acetamide. Yields were essentially quantitative. Structural characterization of resins was done by elemental analysis, IR and1H-NMR. Thermal behaviour of the resins was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis, which revealed good high temperature performance. Isothermal ageing studies done at 340°C for various time periods showed good thermo-oxidative stability.
Volume 42 | Issue 6
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