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• Studies on blends of cycloaliphatic epoxy resin with varying concentrations of carboxyl terminated butadiene acrylonitrile copolymer I: Thermal and morphological properties

Differential scanning calorimetric (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) of the blends of cycloaliphatic epoxy (CAE) resin toughened with liquid elastomer such as carboxyl terminated butadiene acrylonitrile copolymer (CTBN) have been carried out. Exothermal heat of reaction due to cross linking of the resin in the presence of diamino diphenyl sulphone (DDS, an amine hardener) showed a decreasing trend with increasing rubber concentration. Enhancement of thermal stability as well as lower mass loss of the epoxy–rubber blends with increasing rubber concentration have been observed in thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Dynamic mechanical properties reflected a monotonic decrease in the storage modulus (𝐸′) with increasing rubber concentration. The loss modulus (𝐸″) and the loss tangent (tan 𝛿) values, however, showed an increasing trend with rise of temperature up to a maximum (peak) followed by a gradual fall in both cases.

• Spontaneous fabrication of octacalcium phosphate: synthesis conditions and basic characterizations

Octacalcium phosphate (OCP), an encrusted calcium phosphate complex, has appealed consideration in the field of biomaterial and apothecary, owing to its exceptional biocompatibility. However, not much is known about the effect of Na ion for the formation of OCP, irrespective of pH. Consequently, in this study, we considered the part of the Naion in OCP growth from dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (DCPD) via hydrolysis by using 0.1 M CH$_3$COONa solutions with adjustment of various pH. Novelty of the study is, expending this way we can synthesize OCP irrespective of pH and most importantly at 37$^{\circ}$C, which is an important parameter for acceptable biomaterials. Throughout the study, no foreign phase was observed except OCP. Morphological images are also evident for the attractive OCP flowers.

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Volume 45, 2022
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• Dr Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar for Science and Technology

Posted on October 12, 2020

Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020