Green synthesis and characterization of phosphorus flame retardant crosslinking agents for epoxy resins

Andrea Toldy, Beáta Szolnoki, István Csontos, György Marosi

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The flame-retardant efficacy of phosphorus-containing reactive amine hardeners for epoxy resins is well-known; however their synthesis often applies hazardous, objectionable reagents. The aim of this work is to develop an effective synthesis method for the preparation of P-containing amines, which can act as flame-retardant crosslinking agent in epoxy resins. The syntheses and testing of an aliphatic and two aromatic amines are described: curing properties, glass transition temperature, thermal stability, and flame-retardant performance of the amines are studied. On the basis of these results, the scaling-up and the optimization of the synthesis of the phosphorus-containing aliphatic amine hardener in ReactIR™ in situ FTIR apparatus is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number40105
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 5 2014



  • crosslinking
  • flame retardance
  • thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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