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Preparation and characterization of ultraviolet-curable nanocomposite coatings initiated by benzophenone/n-methyl diethanolamine

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  • Fusheng Li,

    1. Department of Materials Science, Advanced Coatings Research Center of Chinese Educational Ministry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People's Republic of China
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  • Shuxue Zhou,

    1. Department of Materials Science, Advanced Coatings Research Center of Chinese Educational Ministry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People's Republic of China
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  • Guangxin Gu,

    1. Department of Materials Science, Advanced Coatings Research Center of Chinese Educational Ministry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People's Republic of China
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  • Bo You,

    1. Department of Materials Science, Advanced Coatings Research Center of Chinese Educational Ministry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People's Republic of China
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  • Limin Wu

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science, Advanced Coatings Research Center of Chinese Educational Ministry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People's Republic of China
    2. College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, People's Republic of China
    • Department of Materials Science, Advanced Coatings Research Center of Chinese Educational Ministry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

A series of ultraviolet-curable nanocomposite coatings were prepared with condensed nanosilica particles and with benzophenone/n-methyl diethanolamine as the initiator. The nanosilica that incorporated into the nanocomposites did not aggregate even when the nanosilica concentration was as high as 22.5%. Adding nanosilica increased the curing speed, thermal stability, and ultraviolet shielding properties of the nanocomposites without reducing the transparency of the ultraviolet-curing coatings. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 96: 912–918, 2005

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