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  • 1 University of Poona Department of Chemistry 411 007 Pune India
  • | 2 Explosives R & D Laboratory Sutarwadi 411 008 Pune India
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Gamma irradiation has been used as an alternative way of curing diol-diisocyanate by means of specific catalysts and/or elevated temperatures. A mixture of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and hydroxy terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) oligomer were irradiated over a dose range of 0–720 kGy using a 5 kCi60Co -source. Various compositions were formulated and also suitable additives were incorporated. Disappearance of the isocyanate peak in the IR spectra was considered as a measure of its consumption. The conversion characteristics showed a profound influence of irradiation. A suitable mechanism is envisaged.