Production of Reactive Diluent for Epoxy Resin with High Chemical Resistance from Natural Oil : Optimization Using CCD-RSM

천연오일로부터 내화학성이 향상된 에폭시계 수지용 반응성 희석제의 제조 : CCD-RSM을 이용한 최적화

  • Yoo, Bong-Ho (College of Engineering, Dankook University) ;
  • Jang, Hyun Sik (Department of Chemical Engineering, Dankook University) ;
  • Lee, Seung Bum (Department of Chemical Engineering, Dankook University)
  • Received : 2020.01.21
  • Accepted : 2020.02.05
  • Published : 2020.04.10


In this study, we dedicated to optimize the process for a reactive diluent for epoxy resin of improved chemical resistance by using cardanol, a component of natural oil of cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL). The central composite design (CCD) model of response surface methodology (RSM) was used for the optimization. The quantitative factors for CCD-RSM were the cardanol/ECH mole ratio, reaction time, and reaction temperature. The yield, epoxy equivalent, and viscosity were selected as response values. Basic experiments were performed to design the reaction surface analysis. The ranges of quantitative factors were determined as 2~4, 4~8 h, and 100~140 ℃ for the cardanol/ECH reaction mole ratio, reaction time, and reaction temperature, respectively. From the result of CCD-RSM, the optimum conditions were determined as 3.33, 6.18 h, and 120 ℃ for the cardanol/ECH reaction mole ratio, reaction time, and reaction temperature, respectively. At these conditions, the yield, epoxy equivalence, and viscosity were estimated as 100%, 429.89 g/eq., and 41.65 cP, respectively. In addition, the experimental results show that the error rate was less than 0.3%, demonstrating the validity of optimization.


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