Synthesized were organically modified silicate (ORMOSILs) hybrids containing colloidal silica as an ingredient, starting from poly (dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS), tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and calcium nitrate through sol-gel processing. The effects of pre-hydrolysis of TEOS on mechanical strength and viscoelasticity were examined. A sample of composition PDMS/TEOS = 0.60 (molar ratio) with pre-hydrolysis of TEOS showed about 65% maximum failure strain. Thus obtained hybrid exhibited a peak at around -75°C in the storage modulus-temperature curve of the hybrid, due to transverse movements of the PDMS chains. This hybrid, heated at 200°C deposited apatite within 1 d in the simulated body fluid of the Kokubo recipe.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry