Mechanical, anti-bacterial, and easy-to-clean properties of hybrid polymer-based composites containing modified SiO2 prepared by thermal polymerization


CHEMICAL PAPERS, vol.74, no.10, pp.3383-3398, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11696-020-01167-5
  • Journal Name: CHEMICAL PAPERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Chemical Abstracts Core
  • Page Numbers: pp.3383-3398
  • Keywords: Polymer composites, Cross-linking, Radical polymerization, Thermal properties, Hybrid, SiO2, CROSS-LINKED POLYMERS, PRIMARY CYCLIZATION, PMMA, NANOCOMPOSITES, DEGRADATION, KINETICS, COATINGS, ALUMINA, HETEROGENEITY, POLYESTERS
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The advance in modern technology brings about the needs arising in the field of materials. In this study, thermal behavior, mechanical properties, composite morphology, anti-bacterial efficiency, and easy-to-clean properties of the hybrid composite polymers consisting of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-diurethane dimethacrylate (HEMA-DUDMA) as an organic polymer and 3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate-modified SiO2 used as a reinforcement were investigated. Organic polymers were prepared by free radical polymerization via thermal methods. For this purpose, HEMA was used as the monofunctional methacrylate and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate; triethylene glycol dimethacrylate and DUDMA were used as the difunctional methacrylate compounds. The modified SiO2 ceramic particles were added into the optimum organic polymer, and it was provided anti-bacterial and easy-to-clean properties for the obtained hybrid polymer composites. The conclusion reached a high hardness value, thermally stable, anti-bacterial, and easy-to-clean properties. It may be suggested that the obtained hybrid polymer composites are suitable for the potential commercial area application.