Giant nanomembrane of covalently-hybridized epoxy resin and silica

Hirohmi Watanabe, Emi Muto, Takuya Ohzono, Aiko Nakao, Toyoki Kunitake

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Abstract

A simple fabrication process of hybrid nanomembranes of epoxy resin and silica is described. Neat poly[(o-creyl glycidyl ether)-co-formaldehyde] (PCGF) and 3-aminopropyl triethoxysilane (APS) were allowed to react at room temperature, diluted with chloroform, and subjected to spin-coating. Upon baking at 120 °C, robust, defect-free nanomembranes with uniform thickness in the range of 20-50 nm were formed. It is apparent that the two components were homogeneously mixed due to chemical linking of the epoxy and amine groups. The nanomembrane was hydrophobic and remained intact on the water surface. It also showed excellent chemical stability without swelling in most organic solvents, and its membrane morphology was maintained when it was heated at 600 °C for 3 h, in spite of complete elimination of the organic component. The mechanical property was not drastically altered from that of the epoxy-only nanomembrane which we reported previously. The relevance of cross-linking density and hybridization in relation to the stability of various giant nanomembranes was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2425-2431
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume19
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Epoxy Resins
Chemical stability
Spin coating
Chloroform
Chlorine compounds
Formaldehyde
Epoxy resins
Silicon Dioxide
Organic solvents
Amines
Swelling
Ethers
Silica
Membranes
Fabrication
Mechanical properties
Defects
Water
Temperature
glycidyl ethers

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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Watanabe, H., Muto, E., Ohzono, T., Nakao, A., & Kunitake, T. (2009). Giant nanomembrane of covalently-hybridized epoxy resin and silica. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19(16), 2425-2431. https://doi.org/10.1039/b819213h

Giant nanomembrane of covalently-hybridized epoxy resin and silica. / Watanabe, Hirohmi; Muto, Emi; Ohzono, Takuya; Nakao, Aiko; Kunitake, Toyoki.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol. 19, No. 16, 15.04.2009, p. 2425-2431.

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Watanabe, H, Muto, E, Ohzono, T, Nakao, A & Kunitake, T 2009, 'Giant nanomembrane of covalently-hybridized epoxy resin and silica', Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 19, no. 16, pp. 2425-2431. https://doi.org/10.1039/b819213h
Watanabe, Hirohmi ; Muto, Emi ; Ohzono, Takuya ; Nakao, Aiko ; Kunitake, Toyoki. / Giant nanomembrane of covalently-hybridized epoxy resin and silica. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry. 2009 ; Vol. 19, No. 16. pp. 2425-2431.
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