Accession Number:

ADA281910

Title:

Dynamics of the Interface in a Model Composite System

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jan 1993-7 Jul 1994

Corporate Author:

MISSOURI UNIV-ROLLA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-07-07

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A review of recent experiments from the authors laboratory on the dynamics of aminofunctional silane coupling agents is given. Of special emphasis are two coupling agents, aminopropylsilane APS and aminobutylsilane ABS which were deuterated in gamma-position. These two coupling agents have similar chemical behavior, but different dynamics. Deuterium NMR studies reveal that the APS moves slower on the silica surface than ABS. The mobility of the interfacial ABS was also found to be significantly slowed when it was overcoated with a polymerized layer of bismaleimide to form a composite. When the composite was treated with water, the interfacial mobility of the ABS increased. The flexural strength of the APS treated composite was the highest compared to ABS-treated and bulk glass in an epoxy-glass composite. NMR, Polymers, Composites, Interfaces, Coupling agents.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE