DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/61/S24.039


V. Purcar, R. Ianchis, V. Raditoiu, C.A. Nicolae, C.I. Spataru
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-12-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 61, 293-300 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/61/S24.039


In the present work, polymer-silica hybrid latexes based on methyl methacrylate (MMA), butyl acrylate (BuA), 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), and different inorganic precursors (tetraethoxysilane (TEOS), isobutyltriethoxysilane (IBTES), diethoxydimethylsilane (DEDMS), vinyltriethoxysilane (VTES)) were synthesized by emulsion polymerization and sol-gel process. The resulting latexes were characterized both as materials placed into plastic vials and as films deposited onto clean glass slides by various techniques including Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), UV–vis spectrometry, thermal analysis (TGA) and water contact angles of film surfaces. The results showed that the surface wettability was changed from hydrophilic to hydrophobic by adding a precursor with vinyl organic group. For all hybrid latexes, the Si-O-Si groups give a strong absorption band in the spectral region between 1200-1000 cm-1 (asymmetric stretching vibration), which confirms the formation of a network structure inside the films. The antireflective films, due to diffuse reflection, have been given by the preparation from inorganic precursors.

Keywords: polymerization, sol-gel process, acrylic hybrid materials