Synthesis of bis[(4-hydroxyethoxy)phenyl]sulfone containing urethane acrylates and their applications

Erbay B. T. , Serhatlı İ. E.

PROGRESS IN ORGANIC COATINGS, vol.76, no.1, pp.1-10, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2012.07.010
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10


UV-curing processes are used in industrial applications because of their advantages such as high speed applications and solvent-free formulations at ambient temperature. UV-curable sulfone containing polyurethane acrylates were synthesized from bis[(4-hydroxyethoxy)phenyl]sulfone (BHEPS), polyols, isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA). The polyurethane acrylates characterized with H-1 NMR and FT-IR spectroscopies. The UV-cured coatings and films were formulated with polyurethane acrylates, reactive diluents such as dipropyleneglycol diacrylate (DPGDA), 1,6-hexanediol diacrylate (HDDA) and photoinitiator. The water wettability of the UV-cured films was investigated by measuring contact angle. Sulfone containing polyurethane acrylates increase mechanical properties such as pendulum hardness, pencil hardness, tensile strength, and e-modulus values. These mechanical properties and chemical-solvent resistance may have been strongly dependant on the sulfone content and crosslinking density. (c) 2012 Published by Elsevier B.V.