In this study, preparation of thin films (~100μm) of condensation-curing silicones isinvestigated. It isfoundthat behavior of typicalcondensation curing system consisting of OH terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane) (OH-PDMS), tin catalyst and methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) or tetraethoxysilane(TEOS)cross-linker ishighly dependent on the sample thickness. High volatility of the cross-linkersthatbecomes enhanced with decreasing sample thicknessisreported. The high volatility does not allowed for proper curing of thin silicone films, even though the cross-linker is used in excess. In addition, reliability and reproducibility of such system becomes an issue.
|Title of host publication||DTU Chemical Engineering: Graduate School Yearbook 2018|
|Editors||Kim Dam-Johansen, Peter Szabo, Sara Krpović|
|Publisher||Technical University of Denmark|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Juraskova, A. (2018). Challenges of thin silicone condensation curing films with well-defined structure. In K. Dam-Johansen, P. Szabo, & S. Krpović (Eds.), DTU Chemical Engineering: Graduate School Yearbook 2018 (pp. 63-64). Technical University of Denmark.