One of the most severe deficiencies of polyurethanes as engineering materials for electrical applications has been their sensitivity to combined humidity and temperature environments. Gross failure by reversion of urethane connector potting materials has occurred under these conditions. This has resulted in both scrapping of expensive hardware and reduction in reliability in other instances. A basic objective of this study has been to gain a more complete understanding of the mechanisms and interactions of moisture in urethane systems to guide the development of reversion resistant materials for connector potting and conformal coating applications in high humidity environments. Basic polymer studies of molecular weight and distribution, polymer structure, and functionality were carried out to define those areas responsible for hydrolytic instability and to define polymer structural feature conducive to optimum hydrolytic stability.