Benzoxazine-Based Thermosets with Autonomous Self-Healing Ability

Arslan M., KISKAN B., Yagci Y.

MACROMOLECULES, vol.48, no.5, pp.1329-1334, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ma5025126
  • Journal Name: MACROMOLECULES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1329-1334
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A self-healing strategy for poly(propylene oxide)s bearing benzoxazine units (PPO-Benz) through supramolecular attractions is described. Poly(propylene oxide) bisamine (PPO) with a molecular wieght of 2000 Da was reacted with formaldehyde and bisphenol A to yield desired PPO-Benz with 12 360 Da. The cross-linked polymer films were then prepared by solvent casting of suitable compositions of PPO-Benz and carboxlic acid containing benzoxazine monomer (Carb-Benz) in chloroform followed by thermal ring-opening reaction of benzoxazine groups at 200 degrees C. Thermal curing and thermal stability of the film and final products were investigated. It was demonstrated that the self-healing capacity of the films was improved by employing Carb-Benz in the formulation.