Transparent inorganic/organic copolymers by the Sol-Gel process: Copolymers of tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS), vinyl triethoxysilane (VTES) and (meth)acrylate monomers

Anna B. Wojcik, Lisa Klein

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Abstract

Vinyl triethoxysilane (VTES) and (meth)acrylate monomers were mixed to create covalently bonded inorganic/organic copolymers, with and without tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS). Vinyl groups underwent free radical polymerization along with copolymerization with (meth)acryl groups of the monomer. For the two-monomer system, (meth)acrylate monomer and VTES, polymerization resulted in mechanically strong copolymers with flexure strengths greater than 40 MPa. Three-component materials obtained by polymerization of (meth)acrylate monomer, VTES and TEOS were homogeneous, highly transparent, with flexure strengths similar to those for silica xerogels, about 20 Mpa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-66
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Sol-gel Science and Technology
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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tetraethyl orthosilicate
sol-gel processes
acrylates
Sol-gel process
copolymers
Copolymers
monomers
Monomers
polymerization
flexing
Polymerization
Xerogels
xerogels
copolymerization
Free radical polymerization
Silicon Dioxide
free radicals
Copolymerization
Silica
triethoxysilane

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

Keywords

  • (meth)acrylates
  • organic/inorganic copolymers
  • organic/inorganic hybrids
  • transparent copolymers
  • vinyl triethoxysilane (VTES)

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