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|metadata.artigo.dc.title:||Modification of eucalyptus pulp fiber using silane coupling agents with aliphatic side chains of different length|
|metadata.artigo.dc.creator:||Mendes, Rafael Farinassi|
Mendes, Lourival Marin
Oliveira, Juliano Elvis de
Savastano Junior, Holmer
Tonoli, Gustavo Henrique Denzin
|metadata.artigo.dc.identifier.citation:||MENDES, R. F. et al. Modification of eucalyptus pulp fiber using silane coupling agents with aliphatic side chains of different length. Polymer Engineering and Science, [S.l.], v. 55, n. 6, p. 1273-1280, June 2015.|
|metadata.artigo.dc.description.abstract:||The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of three silane coupling agents with different aliphatic chain lengths on the hydrophobicity of eucalyptus pulp fiber. The three silanes coupling agents used (isobutyltrimethoxysilane, methyltrimethoxysilane, and n‐octyltriethoxysilane [OTES]) were each tested at three concentrations. Scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive spectroscopy revealed that the silane coupling agents markedly increased the Si content of the treated fibers. The Si distribution was not completely homogenous but was abundant in the treated samples. The treated fibers had higher contact angles for water and lower moisture adsorption than the control. Of the coupling agents tested, OTES treated fibers had the highest moisture resistance. This was likely due to the greater chain length of the aliphatic side group coupled to OTES. The use of silane coupling agents with alkyl side chains could improve the functional properties of pulp fiber and increase its compatibility with hydrophobic polymers|
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