Effects of sulphonated phenolic resins on the properties of concrete

S. D. Chen*, C. H. Hwang, K. C. Hsu

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A water-soluble sulphonated phenolic resin (SPF) was synthesized from phenol, formaldehyde and sodium bisulfite through a four-step reaction. The synthesized SPF could reduce the water content, improve the workability and compressive strength of concrete. The best results were obtained for concrete containing 2 wt% SPF, which are comparable with commercial superplasticizers. Thus, SPF has the potential to be used as a superplasticizer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Feb
EventProceedings of the 1997 Materials Research Society Symposium on Advances in Materials for Cementitious Composites, MRS-97 - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1997 Dec 11997 Dec 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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