EP0409 is a hybrid molecule with an inorganic silsesquioxane at the core and organic glycidyl groups attached at the corners of the cage. EP0409 serves as a high temperature reactive diluent in both aromatic and aliphatic epoxy resin and will increase rubbery plateau modulus. POSS molecules also have robust resistance to environmental degradation such as moisture, oxidation, corrosion and UV radiation. EP0409 is also excellent at dispersing silica particles.
Applications: additive for high hardness optical coatings. Rheological diluent for highly filled resins and composites. Dispersant for CNTs and related carbons.
Formula Weight: 1337.88
Epoxy Equivalent Weight: 167
Appearance: Clear, pale yellow, viscous liquid
Refractive Index: 1.4813 @ 20.5°C
Viscosity: 4 – 6 Pa S @ 25 °C
Thermal Stability (5% wt loss): 365˚C
Solvent Solubility: THF, chloroform, toluene
Solvent Insolubility: water, hexane
Resin Solubility: aromatic and aliphatic epoxy resins
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*Review of use in UV energy cure systems https://www.hybridplastics.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2019-POSS-Additives-in-Energy-Cure-Coatings-Review.pdf
Authorizations: TSCA, INCI