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Stoichiometric analysis of hydrogen bonding interactions in a mixture of cross-linking resin monomers



Seungwan Ryu, Xiaohui Liu, Ying Jin, Jirun Sun, Young J. Lee


We investigate multiple hydrogen bonding interactions in a binary mixture of cross-linking resin monomers: urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA) and triethylene glycol-divinylbenzyl ether (TEG-DVBE). We analyze infrared (IR) absorption spectra observed at various mixture compositions to determine the relative equilibrium constants among key hydrogen bonding formations. The amount of free and hydrogen-bonded carbonyl groups determined by semi-analytical peak fitting is consistent with a simplified stoichiometric model containing two UDMA acceptor groups (carbonyl and alkoxy oxygens) and one TEG-DVBE acceptor group (ether oxygen). The stoichiometric model is further supported by the peak fitting of the hydrogen-bonded amine stretching band. These results suggest that inter-association between UDMA and TEG-DVBE is non-negligible compared to UDMA self-association. Quantitative information on monomer interactions can provide insight into the copolymerization reaction mechanism of this resin mixture.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics


hydrogen bonding, IR spectroscopy
Created June 27, 2018, Updated November 10, 2018