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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Supervisors/Advisors
Thesis sponsors
  • Dutch Polymer Institute
Award date22 May 2017
Print ISBNs978-94-6186-805-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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