Silicone-modified graphene oxide fillers via the Piers-Rubinsztajn reaction

Jianfeng Zhang, Shuai Liang, Liyun Yu, Anne Ladegaard Skov, Hussein M. Etmimi, Peter E. Mallon, Alex Adronov, Michael A. Brook

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Abstract

While graphene or graphene oxide can make significantimprovements in the properties of a wide variety of polymericmaterials, their incorporation can be challenged byincompatibility with the polymeric matrix. The modification ofgraphene oxide with silicones or silanes using the Piers-Rubinsztajn reaction improves dispersibility in nonpolar materials,including organic solvents and silicone pre-elastomers. Ahigh loading (up to 10 wt %) of modified graphene oxide insilicone elastomers could be achieved, which resulted inenhanced mechanical performance and reduced gas permeability.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer Chemistry
Volume54
Issue number15
Pages (from-to)2379–2385
ISSN0887-624X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Elastomers
  • Fillers
  • Graphene oxide
  • Piers-Rubinsztajn reaction
  • Reductive silylation
  • Reinforced silicone elastomers
  • Silicones

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