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New Materials Science Data Have Been Reported by Researchers at University of Southern Mississippi

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Fresh data on Materials Science are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "We report the physical properties of thiol-ene networks modified with thiourethane or urethane linkages, either along the main chain or as a branched component in the network, respectively. Because of the robust and orthogonal nature of thiol-isocyanate and thiol-ene reactions, these networks can be formed in a two-step, one-pot synthesis."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Southern Mississippi, "Resultant networks were characterized using dynamic mechanical analysis, mechanical testing and other complementary techniques. It was found that incorporating (thio)-urethanes into the networks increased T-g, but also increased strain at break and toughness while decreasing cross-link density. The changes in physical properties are discussed in terms of a proposed dual network morphology."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These facile modifications to thiol-ene networks demonstrate how molecular-level, nanoscale changes can have a profound influence on the macroscale properties through hierarchical development of network morphology."

For more information on this research see: Sequential Thiol Click Reactions: Formation of Ternary Thiourethane/Thiol-Ene Networks with Enhanced Thermal and Mechanical Properties. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(9):6088-6097. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society -; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting O.D. McNair, University of Southern Mississippi, Sch Polymers & High Performance Mat, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, United States. Additional authors for this research include D.P. Brent, B.J. Sparks, D.L. Patton and D.A. Savin.

Keywords for this news article include: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States, Materials Science, North and Central America

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