UV-Curable Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Films Based on Epoxynorbornene Linseed Oils
Epoxynorbornene linseed oil (ENLO) is a new kind of epoxide from renewable sources. An UV-curable organic/inorganic hybrid films using epoxynorbornene linseed oils (ENLO) and surface treated nano-silica were formulated. The mechanical properties，thermal properties and coating properties of the ENLO /silica coatings were evaluated as the function of nano-silica content. The results indicated that after incorporating the nano-silica, the strength, modulus and glass transition temperature of the hybrid films enhanced, while the elongation at break decreased. The nano-silica also improved the hybrid coating properties such as pencil hardness, solvent resistance and surface wetting properties. The morphology observation of the films by atomic force microscopy (AFM) showed that the average silica particle size was ~ 70 nm and the particles were well-dispersed in the organic phase.
J. Y. He et al., "UV-Curable Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Films Based on Epoxynorbornene Linseed Oils", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 217-218, pp. 294-299, 2011