The study of crosslinked shape memory polyurethanes

Yang Zhuohong, Hu Jinlian, Liu Yeqiu, Yeung Lapyan

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A series of crosslinked shape memory polyurethanes (SMPUs) were prepared from polycaprolactone diol 4000, 1,4-butanediol, dimethylol propionic acid (DMPA), triethylamine, glycerin, and 4,4′-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI). Their morphology, microstructure, mechanical, thermomechanical, and shape memory properties were investigated using DSC, FT-IR, DMA, and tensile testing. The results showed that crosslinked SMPUs have better thermal and thermomechanical properties, and a good shape memory effect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-372
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006


  • Crosslinked
  • Shape memory effect
  • Shape memory polyurethane
  • Thermomechanical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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