Structure and thermo-mechanical properties study of polyurethane-urea/glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane hybrid coatings

K. B. Gireesh, Kishore K. Jena, Shaik Allauddin, K. R. Radhika, Ramanuj Narayan, K. V.S.N. Raju

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    A series of organic-inorganic hybrid coatings were prepared using polyurethane (PU)-urea and glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (GPTMS) To prepare this first acid terminated saturated polyester, having 230 hydroxyl value and acid value 25 mg/KOH, were reacted with coupling agent GPTMS at different concentrations in the presence of base catalyst and each of them were further reacted with isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) at NCO/OH ratio of 1.6:1 for 4-5 h at 70-80 °C These prepolymers were casted on tin foil and cured at ambient conditions for 6 h and prepared the hybrid coating free films by amalgamation. These free films were stored in the room temperature for 40 days and used for further characterization. The coating without and with different concentrations of GPTMS were named as base polymer and hybrid coatings, respectively. FTIR spectroscopy was used for the structural analysis of the coatings. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) showed that thermal stability of the hybrids was significantly higher than the base polymer. The onset degradation temperature of the base polymer starts at 268.9 °C, while it ranges from 279.1 °C to 290.8 °C for the hybrids based on the concentration of GPTMS used. The glass transition temperature (Tg) and storage modulus as determined from DMTA were higher for hybrid coatings as compared to base polymer. Tg of base polymer was 42.3 °C while it varies between 65.8 °C to 83.5 °C for hybrids.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)165-172
    Number of pages8
    JournalProgress in Organic Coatings
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jul 2010


    • DMTA
    • FTIR
    • GPTMS
    • Hybrid
    • Polyurethane
    • TGA


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