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Simultaneously reduced viscosity and enhanced strength of liquid silicone rubber/silica composites by silica surface modification

Simultaneously reduced viscosity and enhanced strength of liquid silicone rubber/silica composites by silica surface modification
Qian Zhang, Fengmei Yu, Chengzhen Geng, Weihua Lei, Ai Lu
Silica is the most widely-used filler to reinforce liquid silicone rubber (LSR), but the high viscosity of LSR/silica suspension significantly limits its processing flexibility. To balance the processibility and reinforcing efficiency of LSR/silica systems, two kinds of enols (propenol and 1-undecylenyl alcohol) and a saturated alcohol (1-undecylic alcohol) were employed to modify the silica surface. Various rheological tests were carried out to investigate the processibility as well as filler networking and crosslinking processes of the modified systems. Tensile tests were also adopted to verify the reinforcing effect. It was found that surface modification of silica by 1-undecylenyl alcohol could significantly reduce the viscosity of its suspension with LSR. Meanwhile, the mechanical strength of LSR could be largely enhanced by six times with 10 wt % modified silica. This work will merit design and production of LSR materials with balanced processibility and mechanical performance. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2017, 134, 45544.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/app.45544

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