In this paper we used high- and low-resolution solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) techniques to investigate a series of polyisoprene samples filled with silica generated in situ from tetraethoxysilane by sol-gel process. In particular, 1 H spin-lattice and spin-spin relaxation times allowed us to get insights into the dynamic properties of both the polymer bulk and the bound rubber, and to obtain a comparative estimate of the amount of bound rubber in samples prepared with different compositions and sol-gel reaction times. In all samples, three fractions with different mobility could be distinguished by 1 H T 2 and ascribed to loosely bound rubber, polymer bulk, and free chain ends. The amount of bound rubber was found to be dependent on sample preparation, and it resulted maximum in the sample showing the best dispersion of silica domains in the rubber matrix. The interpretation of the loosely bound rubber in terms of "glassy" behaviour was discussed, also on the basis of 1 H T 1 and T 1ρ data.

Rubber-filler interactions in polyisoprene filled with in situ generated silica: A solid state NMR study / Borsacchi, Silvia; Sudhakaran, Umayal Priyadharsini; Calucci, Lucia; Martini, Francesca; Carignani, Elisa; Messori, Massimo; Geppi, Marco. - In: POLYMERS. - ISSN 2073-4360. - 10:8(2018), pp. 1-10. [10.3390/polym10080822]

Rubber-filler interactions in polyisoprene filled with in situ generated silica: A solid state NMR study

Messori, Massimo;
2018

Abstract

In this paper we used high- and low-resolution solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) techniques to investigate a series of polyisoprene samples filled with silica generated in situ from tetraethoxysilane by sol-gel process. In particular, 1 H spin-lattice and spin-spin relaxation times allowed us to get insights into the dynamic properties of both the polymer bulk and the bound rubber, and to obtain a comparative estimate of the amount of bound rubber in samples prepared with different compositions and sol-gel reaction times. In all samples, three fractions with different mobility could be distinguished by 1 H T 2 and ascribed to loosely bound rubber, polymer bulk, and free chain ends. The amount of bound rubber was found to be dependent on sample preparation, and it resulted maximum in the sample showing the best dispersion of silica domains in the rubber matrix. The interpretation of the loosely bound rubber in terms of "glassy" behaviour was discussed, also on the basis of 1 H T 1 and T 1ρ data.
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