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This article was originally published in Polymer Gels and Networks 2 1994 205 - 217.© 1994 Elsevier Science Limited. Publisher version can be viewed at:


First shell substitution effects were incorporated into a kinetic reaction model descriptive of the polymerization of an epoxy resin formulated from diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A and 4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane. Analysis of populaiion density distribution dynamics for the hardener and several oligomers in the sol fraction showed that the reactivity of secondary amino hydrogens is less than the reactivity of primary amino hydrogens.