Organic–inorganic nanocomposite hybrid coatings were prepared through a dual-cure process involving cationic photopolymerization of epoxy groups and subsequent condensation of alkoxysilane groups. The kinetics of the photopolymerization and condensation reactions were investigated; suitable conditions for obtaining a complete conversion of both reactive groups were found. The obtained films are transparent to visible light. The Tg values of the hybrids increase by increasing the TEOS content in the photocurable formulation. Also, a significant increase in surface hardness could be obtained for the hybrid systems. AFM analysis gave evidence of a strong interaction between the organic and inorganic phase with the formation of silica domains in the nanoscale range.
Preparation and characterization of hybrid nanocomposite coatings by photopolymerization and sol-gel process / E.AMERIO; M.SANGERMANO; G. MALUCELLI ; A.PRIOLA; B.VOIT. - In: POLYMER. - ISSN 0032-3861. - STAMPA. - 46/25(2005), pp. 11241-11246.
|Titolo:||Preparation and characterization of hybrid nanocomposite coatings by photopolymerization and sol-gel process|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2005.09.062|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|