Whilst homo-polymerisation may be used as the means of transforming the epoxy functional material into a cured state, crosslinking with a co-reactant is more common. Co-reactants may include phenols, amino or anhydrides but amine and amine derivatives form the largest generic group. These amines are modified in many ways to improve technical, regulatory and commercial performance that encompass adduction, amido-amines and polyamides, Mannich bases, associated salts and other modifications. One other such alteration that has been used is the formation of a ketamine through the dehydration of a primary amine group with a ketone ...
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