Preparation and properties of siloxane/epoxy organic-inorganic hybrid thin films, self-standing films, and bulk bodies

Takahiro Gunji, Itagaki Shotaro, Kajiwara Takashi, Abe Yoshimoto, Hatakeyama Tadashi, Aoki Ryuichi

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Polysiloxanes such as poly-APS and poly-EPS were prepared by the hydrolytic polycondensation of 3-aminopropyl(trimethoxy)silane (APS) and 3-N-2-aminoethylaminopropyl(trimethoxy)silane (EPS) in the nitrogen stream, respectively. PolyAPS or poly-EPS was mixed with bisphenol-A diglycidyl ether (828EL) in methyl ethyl ketone or dichloromethane, and the mixture was subjected to heating to prepare transparent and homogeneous thin films. A coating film was prepared by spincoating on glass and heating to give a pencil hardness of 9H when equivalent mixing was achieved. This hardness value is greater than that obtained using ethylenediamine in place of poly-APS or poly-EPS. The three-point-bending test was applied to the bulk bodies to show a maximum Young's modulus of 199.1 MPa for poly-APS and 322.6MPa for poly-EPS when equivalent mixing was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-546
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • 3-aminopropyl(trimethoxy)silane
  • 3-n-2-aminoethylaminopropyl(trimethoxy) silane
  • Bisphenol a diglycidyl ether
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid
  • Self-standing film

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