The work presented in this thesis describes a route towards semi-crystalline polyamide (PA 10T) thermosets. A mild temperature solution polymerization method was developed to synthesize melt-processable PA 10T precursors with crosslinkable functionalities. These functionalities can be placed at the polymer chain-ends or as pedent groups on the polymer backbone. The reactive precursors were thermally cured into polyamide thermosets and their morphology and thermo-mechanical properties of the final thermosets. Finally, semi-crystalline PA 10T thermoset films were evaluated as single-component high-temperature shape memory materials.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||22 May 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|