ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Polycarbonate-based polyurethane elastomers: temperature-dependence of tensile properties
Zdeněk Hrdlička, Antonín Kuta, Rafał Poręba, and Milena Špírková
Department of Polymers, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, Technická 5, Prague, 166 28, Czech Republic
Abstract: Novel polyurethane thermoplastic elastomers were prepared from polycarbonate diols, butane-1,4-diol (chain extender) and hexamethylene diisocyanate. They differ in the kind of macrodiol used and the ratio of macrodiol to chain extender OH groups (hence, in hard segment contents). The tensile properties of the elastomers at low and elevated temperatures were determined and discussed with regard to polyurethane composition and polycarbonate diol structure.
Keywords: polyurethane – elastomer – polycarbonate diol – tensile properties
Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.
Chemical Papers 68 (2) 233–238 (2014)