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1 Hybrid Materials & POSS Lecture 5: : Class 1A preassembled inorganic phase (particles, fibers) dispersed in organic phase

2 5 weight percent silica in Nafion Class 1A hybrids are a composite material based on an inorganic particle & an organic polymer Polymer is the continuous phase or matrix The inorganic particles is the dispersed phase or filler Silica particle (130 nm in diameter)

3 Preparation by melting polymer and mixing

4 Preparation by dissolving polymer and mixing Particle dispersion in solid polymer Solid Inorganic particles Solid Inorganic particles dispersed in same solvent

5 Reasons for making a particle-filled polymer Fillers (CaCO 3, Silica, Talc, wood powder) are cheaper than some plastics-cut cost. Reduce Coefficient of thermal expansion of polymer Reduce shrinkage during thermoset curing Improve abrasion resistance and hardness Increase modulus Make melt more viscous or gel (thixotrope) Make Flame resistant Aesthetics – pearlesence or opalescence

6 Organic polymers that have been used: Thermoplastics: polystyrene, poly(methyl methacrylate), HDPE, polypropylene, Nylon’s, polycarbonate, polyimides, poly(ethylene oxide), polyurethanes, polyesters…. Elastomers: silicones, polyisoprene,… Thermosets: epoxies, Polyelectrolytes: Nafion practically every commercial polymer known.

7 Class 1 Hybrids: No covalent bonds between organic & inorganic phases Physically dispersed particles in polymer Generally meta-stable: particles will segregate if given the opportunity POSS in polypropylene

8 Just as the colloid made from blending oil and water will return back to two continuous phases With time Which is the lower energy state?

9 Aggregation of particles in polymer Silica in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Silica and PDMS in toluene were mixed, then cast and dried. Aggregation occurs during drying stage before viscosity gets too high. Polymer 205, 46, 41270

10 Sedimentation of particles during mixing and drying (a) (b)

11 Sedimentation of particles during mixing and drying (a) (b) Solution viscosity was too low Particles floated to the top of the membrane as the solvent dried Solved problem by evaporating solvent while mixing until viscosity was 65 cP.

12 Particles in polymers: thixotropes Particles are used to stop liquids from flowing until subject to shear. Used in “non-running” or “no-drip” liquid adhesives, paints, and lubricants. Silicone sealant with silica Silicone sealant with NO silica

13 How to make inorganic particles Sol-gel “wet” synthesis Emulsion polymerizations (sol-gel in oil & water) Aerosols/flame syntheses (will not make silsesquioxanes)

14 Sol-gel: Stober synthesis TEOS Concentrations 0.011M ( g) to 0.28M (0.934g) NH 4 OH Concentrations 0.1M to 1.2M Reaction Scale = 15mL and 60mL TEOS distilled NH 4 OH titrated ( 9M) Anhydrous ethanol J. Colloid Interface Sci., 26 (1968), pp. 62–69 All particles round and same size

15 Control of particle size by changing the concentration of ammonium hydroxide with 0.28M TEOS Rayleigh scattering

16 Light scattering from particle/polymer composites

17 Other ways to make particles: Synthesis of T8 POSS “particle” Yields are not always so good

18 Synthesis of Phenyl T8 POSS Also works from the polymer!!!! Best way to make POSS

19 “Two-step” method to prepare silsesquioxane particles A. Matsuda et al. J. Ceram. Soc. Jap. 2007, 115, Typical recipe: 1) PhSi(OEt) 3 (2.4 grams) in 12 mL anethol is mixed with aq. HCl ( M, 3.6 mL) for 7 h. 2) This sol was added to aq. NH 3 (1M, 32.4 mL) and stirred for 20 h. 3) Particles isolated and washed with centrifugation. Loy, D. A. Macromole Mater Eng. 2012, in press.

20 Flame synthesis of inorganic particles Langmuir 2004, 20, 5933

21 Other inorganic fillers include Clays (2-D aluminosilicates)* Fullerene, nanotubes, and graphene* other aluminosilicates Main group metal oxides Transition metal oxide particles Alkali earth carbonates and sulfates Quantum dots Metals *included in this lecture

22 POSS physically dispersed in polypropylene

23 How do you characterize a hybrid: Macromolecules, 2006, 39 (5), pp 1839–1849 XRD of POSS XRD of POSS in HDPE

24 Influence of nanoparticles on melt viscosity “Nanofillers in polymeric matrix: a study on silica reinforced PA6,” E. Reynaud, Polymer 2001, 42, 8759 Micrographs of the PA-05-S composite (left) and the PA-05-L system (right) (MET) Silica particles mixed into Nylon while melted

25 Influence of nanoparticles on melt viscosity “Nanofillers in polymeric matrix: a study on silica reinforced PA6,” E. Reynaud, Polymer 2001, 42, 8759 Smaller the size particle, the greater the viscosity

26 . Composites Part B: Engineering Volume 39, Issue Tensile modulus (stiffness) of nylon 6 nanocomposites as a function of SiO 2 content Modulus increases as inorganic content increases

27 Tensile strength of nylon 6 nanocomposites as a function of SiO 2 content & surface modification using coupling agent With surface modification Without surface modification

28 Summary for Class 1: particles in organic polymer Made by solvent or melt mixing Particle aggregation will ruin any positive influence from the inorganic particles Nature of non-bonding interactions will affect strength & modulus trends But generally, modulus and strength increases with decreasing particle size Modulus and strength increases with increasing weight percent particle

29 Polymer-clay composites (Class 1A) montmorillonite Exfoliated montmorillonite clay

30 Polymer-clay composites (Class 1A) Clay: 2-D sheets of alumino-silicate with metal cations in between Replace metal cations with cationic surfactants Replace surfactants with polymers (melted or in solution)-intercalation Heat and apply shear – exfoliation Stronger, fire resistant, less permeable

31 exfloliated intercalated Process for forming clay polymer composites

32 X-ray diffraction From Giannelis et al., Adv. Polym. Sci., 118 (1999) Detecting intercalation and exfoliation

33 Tensile strength of non-covalently integrated clay-polystyrene-co-acrylate nanocomposites Mechanics of Composite Materials 2006, 42, 45. +

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35 Carbon Spheres (Buckyballs) & Nanotubes & graphene as inorganic fillers Macromolecules, 2006, 39 (16), pp 5194–5205 Nature Materials 9, 868–871 (2010)

36 Fullerenes as inorganic particles in polymers J. Mater. Chem., 1997,7, The curves of uniaxial deformation of the LDPE films with different fullerene content: 0 (1), 1 (2), 3 (3), 5 (4) and 10 wt% (5)

37 Summary Class 1A materials rely on non-bonding interactions and so it can be difficult finding optimum conditions to match the surfaces of filler and polymer to give good interactions. Spherical particles are not as good as linear or 2-D fillers in improving mechanical strength. Next we look at in-situ formation of particles where we add the precursor to the polymer and the particle forms in place.


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