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Synthesis and characterization of silicone polymer/functionalized mesostructured silica composites

Gupta, Satyajit and Ramamurthy, Praveen C and Madras, Giridhar (2011) Synthesis and characterization of silicone polymer/functionalized mesostructured silica composites. In: Polymer Chemistry, 2 (11). pp. 2643-2650.

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A thermally stable and flexible composite has been synthesized by following a consecutive `two-step', solvent free route. Silicone polymer containing internal hydrides was used as a polymer matrix and mesoporous silica functionalized with allytrimethoxysiloxane was used as a filler material. In the second step, the composite preparation was carried out using the hydrosilylation reaction mediated by `Karastedt' platinum catalyst. The results of the studies suggest that the composites are thermally stable, hydrophobic and flexible and can be potentially used for encapsulating flexible electronic devices.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Polymer Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2011 07:18
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2011 07:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42546

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