This paper reviews the current state of the art related to the synthesis and characterization of hybrid organic-inorganic (O/I) coatings obtained through the exploitation of dual-cure processes, which involve a photo-induced polymerization followed by a thermal treatment: this latter allows the occurrence of sol-gel reactions of suitable alkoxy precursors already embedded in the UV-curable system. After a brief introduction on hybrid organic-inorganic coatings, the first part of the review is focused on the design and feasibility issues provided by the dual-cure method, emphasizing the possibility of tuning the structure of the final hybrid network on the basis of the composition of the starting liquid mixture. Then, some recent examples of hybrid organic-inorganic networks are thoroughly described, showing their potential advances and the application fields they can be addressed to.
Hybrid organic/inorganic coatings through dual-cure processes: state of the art and perspectives / Malucelli, G.. - In: COATINGS. - ISSN 2079-6412. - ELETTRONICO. - 6:1(2016), pp. 1-11.
|Titolo:||Hybrid organic/inorganic coatings through dual-cure processes: state of the art and perspectives|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/coatings6010010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|