3 years ago

Transparent nanocomposite coatings based on epoxy and layered double hydroxide: Nonisothermal cure kinetics and viscoelastic behavior assessments

Transparent nanocomposite coatings based on epoxy and layered double hydroxide: Nonisothermal cure kinetics and viscoelastic behavior assessments
Layered double hydroxide (LDH) has a particular place in clay family because of its flame retardant action. The nanoplatelet-like structure of LDH makes possible development of polymer composites with cationic or anionic nature structures in which macromolecules are positioned in between nanoplatelet galleries. In this work, neat epoxy and its transparent nanocomposite coatings with sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate (SDBS)-modified LDHs; Mg-Al and Zn-Al LDHs, were prepared and their cure kinetics and viscoelastic behavior were tracked through nonisothermal calorimetric and dynamic mechanical analyses. The higher progression of crosslinking in the epoxy network was observed for epoxy/Zn-Al LDH nanocomposites, while activation energy of cure reaction took a higher value for Mg-Al LDH-incorporated systems. Moreover, epoxy/Mg-Al LDH system revealed higher value of storage modulus and glass transition temperature thanks to larger galleries of Mg-Al nanoplatelets. Network formation in the presence of SDBS-modified Zn-Al LDH nanoplatelets was facilitated due to the action of Zn metal as an adduct with a lone-pair of oxygen atom of epoxy leading to an enhanced epoxy ring-opening. Viscoelastic behavior of transparent coatings containing Zn-Al LDH and Mg-Al LDH was studied through temperature-sweep test at various frequencies to compare the results of calorimetric and thermo-mechanical analyses.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0300944017307968

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.