Hybrids of SiO2 and poly(amide 6-b-ethylene oxide)

R. A. Zoppi, C. R. De Castro, I. V.P. Yoshida, S. P. Nunes*

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Hybrids of poly(amide-6-b-ethylene oxide), Pebax®, and silica were prepared by using a sol-gel process. The inorganic phase was grown by hydrolysis-condensation of tetraethoxysilane, TEOS, by acid catalysis, in presence of Pebax/n-butanol or Pebax/formic acid:tetrahydrofuran (1:1 w/w). Pebax/silica hybrids, with different compositions, were obtained and characterized by stress-strain tests, dynamic-mechanical analysis, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron and scanning electron microscopy. The effect of the preparation conditions on the hybrid properties is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5705-5712
Number of pages8
Issue number23
StatePublished - Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Hybrid materials
  • Organic-inorganic composite
  • Poly(amide-6-b-ethylene oxide)/silica
  • Sol-gel process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry


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