Thermal degradation of film cast from aqueous polyurethane dispersions

M. G. Lu, J. Y. Lee, M. J. Shim, S. W. Kim

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In this paper, water-dispersible polyurethanes based on isophorone diisocyanate and polytetramethylene glycol were synthesized, and their thermal degradation behavior under nitrogen and air was studied by thermogravimetric (TG) analysis. The influence of NCO/OH ratio and functional group concentration was discussed. The thermal decomposition kinetics under nonisothermal conditions was analyzed using Ozawa method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2552-2558
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number12
StatePublished - 19 Sep 2002


  • Isophorone diisocyanate
  • Polytetramethylene glycol
  • Thermal degradation
  • Thermogravimetric analysis
  • Water-dispersible polyurethanes


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