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Differentiation of silane adsorption onto model E-glass surfaces from mixed solutions of amino and glycidyl silanes

Liu, X.M. and Thomason, J.L. and Jones, F.R. (2007) Differentiation of silane adsorption onto model E-glass surfaces from mixed solutions of amino and glycidyl silanes. In: Silanes and Other Coupling Agents. VSP International Science Publishers, pp. 17-28. ISBN 978-9067-64452-5

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Mixed silanes are often used as coupling agents in sizings for glass fibres. A technique has been developed which enables the preferential adsorption of a particular silane onto a model E-glass from a mixed aqueous silane solution to be probed. It is shown that γ-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APS) is preferentially adsorbed over γ-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (GPS) onto model E-glass fibres. High resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) has been employed to investigate the nature of silane deposits. Differentiation between the hydrolysed silane deposit and the model silica-based glass substrate was achieved by Si2p curve fitting. The extent of total silane adsorption onto model E-glass fibres was determined from the intensity of CSiO3 peak. In the case of APS/GPS mixed silanes, the N1s peak intensity provides the concentration of APS in the deposit. By comparing the relative intensities of the components in the Si2p3/2 and Si2p1/2 peaks for SiO4 and CSiO3 with the intensity of the N1s peak an assessment of differential adsorption proved possible.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 6670
Notes: Also presented at 12th European Conference on Composite Materials, Biarritz, France, 29 Aug - 1 Sep 2006
Keywords: adhesives, adhesion, coating processes, paints, weathering, tribology, silanes, E-glass fibres, model surfaces, coupling agents, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Mechanical engineering and machinery, Chemistry
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Science > Chemistry
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2008
Last modified: 12 Dec 2015 12:31
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