The influence of PDMS-polyisoprene diblock copolymers on the dynamic rheological properties of silica-filled uncured polyisoprene was investigated. Unlike binary silica-polyisoprene systems, the ternary systems in our study showed a decrease in low-amplitude dynamic storage modulus (G') with room-temperature storage time. This aging behaviour is accompanied by an increase in the concentration PDMS segments at the filler-polymer interface, as measured by solid-state 1H NMR. The decrease in G' is thus attributed to a progressive disruption of a filler-filler network by selective block copolymer adsorption onto the filler surface.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|
|Event||Filled and Nanocomposite Polymer Materials - Boston, MA, United States|
Duration: Nov 27 2000 → Nov 30 2000