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.
|Journal||Journal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Graphene oxide
- Piers-Rubinsztajn reaction
- Reductive silylation
- Reinforced silicone elastomers