Accession Number : ADA119469

Title :   Spontaneous Adhesion of Silicone Rubber.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AKRON UNIV OH INST OF POLYMER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Gent,A N ; Vondracek,P

PDF Url : ADA119469

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Lightly-crosslinked silicone rubber has been found to bond spontaneously to polar substrates and to itself. The strength of adhesion increases linearly with time, eventually reaching the fracture strength of the rubber. The process is accelerated by raising the temperature (activation energy approx 60 kJ/g-mole), by the presence of moisture, and by ammonia vapor. It is tentatively attributed to hydrolytic decomposition of the polymer leading to the formation of reactive groups which interlink with surface groups, probably hydroxyls, on polar substrates, or with each other in the case of self-adhesion. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Elastomers, *Silicones, *Synthetic rubber, *Fracture(Mechanics), *Strength(Mechanics), Crosslinking(Chemistry), Adhesion, Substrates, Decomposition, Hydrolysis, Moisture, Surface properties

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE