Novel preparation of epoxy/silica nanocomposite using Si-N precursor

Ju Kim Lee, Gyu Yoon Ho, Sang Soo Lee, Junkyung Kim

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In order to overcome drawbacks in the conventional preparation of epoxy/silica nanocomposites, such as formation of micro voids and dimensional instability caused by evolution of volatile by-products during curing reaction, a novel preparation method using Si-N precursor has been proposed. When prepared through insitu reaction of epoxy curing reaction with sol-gel reaction of Si-N precursor, methyltripiperidinylsilane (MTPS) which does not produce by-products during reaction, epoxy/silica nanocomposites of extremely even dispersion of inorganic phase could be successfully prepared, resulting in high enhancement of mechanical and thermal properties as well as outstanding transparency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-396
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer (Korea)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sept


  • Epoxy
  • In-situ reaction
  • Nanocomposite
  • Si-N precursor
  • Silica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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