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Mechanistic overview of the curing behavior of hydride terminated polydimethylsiloxane with allyl functionalized alumina by calorimetry and rheometry

Gupta, Satyajit and Ramamurthy, Praveen C and Madras, Giridhar (2011) Mechanistic overview of the curing behavior of hydride terminated polydimethylsiloxane with allyl functionalized alumina by calorimetry and rheometry. In: Thermochimica Acta, 524 (1-2). pp. 74-79.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tca.2011.06.017

Abstract

The study of the curing behavior of an encapsulation material is very important and critical in terms of understanding the properties of the material. Differential scanning calorimetry and rheometry are two important tools that have been utilized to study curing reactions in polymeric systems. The present work deals with the curing of a mixture of hydride terminated polydimethylsiloxane, allyl functionalized alumina nanoparticles and Karstedt's catalyst. The real time curing behavior of the typical system was monitored non-isothermally by differential scanning calorimetry and rheometry. The results obtained from the respective techniques reveal that there is a good correlation between these two techniques. A mechanism is proposed for the curing reaction of the polymer system based on the curing curves obtained by the above two studies. In addition, the swelling study and contact angle measurement of the two composites was performed to evaluate the extent of cross-linking and hydrophobicity. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: DSC;Rheometry;Nanocomposite;Siloxane;Curing;Hydrosilylation
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 09:28
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2011 09:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42088

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