Journal of Coatings Technology and Research

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 219–228 | Cite as

The influence of nanoadditives on surface, permeability and mechanical properties of self-organized organic–inorganic nanocomposite coatings

  • Milena ŠpírkováEmail author
  • Adam Strachota
  • Libuše Brožová
  • Jiří Brus
  • Martina Urbanová
  • Josef Baldrian
  • Miroslav Šlouf
  • Olga Bláhová
  • Petr Duchek


Transparent and colorless nanocomposite coatings were prepared from a hybrid organic–inorganic matrix and several inorganic nanofillers. The products are characterized by a high degree of self-assembling of the matrix which was prepared from an epoxy-functional organosilicon precursor and an oligomeric diamine. Unmodified and chemically modified montmorillonite, bentonite, laponite, and colloidal silica were used as nanofillers, differing in shape, size, and origin. The nanoadditive concentration in coatings was always 0.5 wt%. Solid-state NMR (13C and 29Si CP/MAS) spectroscopy was used for estimation of polyaddition and polycondensation degree in the polymer matrix in order to evaluate its structure changes caused by interaction with the nanoadditives. The influence of the kind of additive on the dynamic mechanical properties, gas permeability, and surface properties (topography, roughness) is discussed.


Coatings Nanoadditives Nanocomposite Organic-inorganic hybrids 



The authors from IMC AS CR wish to thank the Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (project IAA400500505) and from UWB the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (project MSM 4977751303) for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milena Špírková
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adam Strachota
    • 1
  • Libuše Brožová
    • 1
  • Jiří Brus
    • 1
  • Martina Urbanová
    • 1
  • Josef Baldrian
    • 1
  • Miroslav Šlouf
    • 1
  • Olga Bláhová
    • 2
  • Petr Duchek
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, v. v. i., (IMC AS CR)PragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of West Bohemia (UWB)PlzeňCzech Republic

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