Polymer, Vol.99, 83-89, 2016
Epoxy resin bearing diacylhydrazine moiety as a degradable adhesive for traceless oxidative removal
Bisphenols functionalized with diacylhydrazine moieties and ester groups were prepared from 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid by esterification and partial hydrazination, followed by oxidative coupling of the obtained hydrazide. Ester groups with long alkyl chains or polyether increased the solubility of bisphenols in the epoxy resin. The epoxy resin was cured by heating with bisphenols in the presence of a catalytic amount of imidazole, with more rapid curing observed for more soluble bisphenols. The cured resin, with T-d5 approximate to 300 degrees C, decomposed rapidly when exposed to sodium hypochlorite solution. The above resin could be used as a strong and tough adhesive for metal and glass, whereas it can be easily removed by treatment with sodium hypochlorite solution without any trace. The observed dismantling rate positively correlated with bisphenol solubility. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.