The invention provides adhesives and adhesive compositions that comprise epoxy resin and non-volatile anhydride. One embodiment further comprises a hydroxyl containing compound that is insoluble in the epoxy resin/anhydride blend at mixing temperatures which reacts with the anhydride at solder reflow temperatures to form a fluxing agent in-situ. Another embodiment further comprises catalyst.
Charles, Scott B., Robert J. Kinney, Michael A. Kropp, Roger A. Mader
3M Innovative Properties Company