Cyanate ester composites to improve thermal performance: A review
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Chemical and Biological Engineering
The advent of space exploration, and high-speed civil transport has prompted the development of polymeric materials that can endure extreme environments. Cyanate ester (CE) is a commonly used thermoset matrix for high temperature applications in aerospace and defense applications. CE has high glass transition temperature (> 200°C), low moisture absorption, low coefficient of thermal expansion, and is extremely thermally stable. Various additives have been reported in the literature to improve thermal stability of the matrix further to prolong the life of parts manufactured from CE. In this review, we will survey various inorganic additives based on silica, clay, boron and phosphorous reported in the literature to improve thermal properties of cyanate ester. We will also discuss the thermal stability improvement mechanisms for these CE-inorganic hybrids.
This is the peer-reviewed version of the following article: Goyal, Shailja, and Eric W. Cochran. "Cyanate ester composites to improve thermal performance: A review." Polymer International (2022), which has been published in final form at DOI: 10.1002/pi.6373. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. Copyright 2021 John Wiley and Sons. Posted with permission.
Thermoset, Composites, Cyanate Ester, Thermal degradation, High temperature