Preparation and characterization of polysiloxane-modified epoxy resin aqueous dispersions and their films

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  • Li Ding,

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials, Ministry of Education, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
    2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
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  • Gui You Wang,

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials, Ministry of Education, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
    2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
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  • Chun Pu Hu,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials, Ministry of Education, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
    2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
    • Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials, Ministry of Education, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
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  • Shu Sen Wu

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

Polysiloxane-modified epoxy resin aqueous dispersions were prepared by the reaction of amino-polysiloxane (APS) with a graft epoxy resin that was synthesized with a diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A type epoxy resin and styrene/acrylic acid. The measurements of the epoxy values and FTIR spectra confirmed that this reaction really took place. The modified aqueous dispersion exhibits high viscosity, small particle size, and nearly the same surface tension as the unmodified one. Therefore, this indicates that the siloxane segments could be encapsulated into graft epoxy resin particles during the water dispersion process. For APS-modified films, the thermal stability and water resistance are remarkably enhanced. Furthermore, lowering of the hardness and surface tension for these films was also observed and the surface composition was measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The experimental data indicate that the siloxane segments easily migrate onto the surface during the film formation process and finally enrich on the surface of the APS-modified film. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 98: 880–885, 2005

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