EFFECT OF INCREASING NCO/OH MOLAR RATIO ON THE CHEMICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ISOCYANATE TERMINATED POLYURETHANE PREPOLYMER DERIVED FROM BIO-MASS

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K. Rathika
S. Begila David

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Polyurethane Prepolymer, Tensile strength, UV, FTIR

Abstract

The study deals the effect of increasing NCO/OH molar ratio on the physico-mechanical properties of isocyanate terminated polyurethane prepolymer. The prepolymer was prepared using castor oil and toluene-2,4-diisocyanate. The NCO/OH molar ratio has been varied from 1.6 to 2.0. The formation of the prepolymer was confirmed by UV and FTIR spectroscopy. The results reveal that the curing time of the prepolymer decreased with increase in NCO/OH molar ratio. When NCO/OH molar ratio increased, the tensile strength of the polyurethane film increased, while percent elongation decreased due to increase in hard segment content.

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