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Issue 1, 2011

Network structure–property relationship in UV-cured organic/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites

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Abstract

The UV-induced cross-linked network structures of methacryl-oligosiloxane nanoclusters (MONCs) were analyzed with a hydrofluoric acid dissolution derived gel permeation chromatography technique (HF-GPC) to study their network structure–property relationships. With this method the oligosiloxane cores were dissolved in HF and the remaining organic tethers underwent GPC analysis to observe the tether species and characterize the original cross-linked network structures. It was found that the MONC nanocomposites have a highly cross-linked structure, resulting in oligosiloxane cores which are completely isolated by short methacryl chain segments (two- or three-armed methacryl tethers). This structural analysis was found to be consistent with the macroscale properties of MONC nanocomposites when characterized with thermal (TGA) and thermo-mechanical (DMA and TMA) analyses.

Graphical abstract: Network structure–property relationship in UV-cured organic/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites

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Submitted
10 May 2010
Accepted
30 Aug 2010
First published
25 Sep 2010

Polym. Chem., 2011,2, 168-174
Article type
Paper

Network structure–property relationship in UV-cured organic/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites

J. Jin, S. Yang and B. Bae, Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 168 DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00148A

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