Chapter 91. The Role of Silanes in Filled and Crosslinked Polymers

  1. Prof. Dr. Norbert Auner2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Johann Weis3
  1. Peter Kraxner,
  2. Louis Boogh and
  3. Alain Lejeune

Published Online: 5 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619924.ch91

Organosilicon Chemistry V: From Molecules to Materials

Organosilicon Chemistry V: From Molecules to Materials

How to Cite

Kraxner, P., Boogh, L. and Lejeune, A. (2003) The Role of Silanes in Filled and Crosslinked Polymers, in Organosilicon Chemistry V: From Molecules to Materials (eds N. Auner and J. Weis), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619924.ch91

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Frankfurt, Marie-Curie-Straße 11, 60439 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  2. 3

    Consortium of Electrochemical Industry GmbH, Zielstattstraße 20, 81379 Munich, Germany

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Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306701

Online ISBN: 9783527619924

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Keywords:

  • silanes;
  • crosslinking;
  • halogen-free flame-retardants;
  • rubber

Summary

Organofunctional silanes (OFS) were introduced in the 1950s as coupling agents for fiberglass-filled composites. The field of application for organofunctional silanes has been growing ever since, at a tremendous pace. Their ambivalent structure is the key reason for their successful use in industry acting as, e.g., stereomodifiers in olefin polymerization and in immobilization of enzymes, protecting agents of mineral and metallic surfaces, adhesion promoters, dispersing and/or coupling agents in mineral-filled polymer systems and in crosslinking of polymers etc. In many cases, this versatility of OFS is used in polymer systems to impart several advantages at the same time. This paper gives a brief update on the current use of OFS for crosslinking polymers, particularly mineral-filled systems.