This book embodies the proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Silanes and other Adhesion Promoters held in Newark, New Jersey, October 21--23, 1998. Silanes are the most popular and widely used coupling agents (or adhesion promoters) to promote adhesion between dissimilar materials in a variety of situations, e.g. coating technology, adhesive bonding, reinforced composites, etc. Since the first symposium on this topic in 1991, there had been a tremendous R&D activity in developing new and more effective adhesion promoters and in understanding and optimising the performance of available coupling agents. The technical program for the symposium contained 36 papers and reflected both overviews and original research contributors and the presenters hailed from academia, industry and other research laboratories. Many different aspects of coupling agents were discussed, and both fundamental and applied aspects were accorded due coverage. In addition to formal presentations, there were brisk and lively discussions throughout the symposium, and this event provided an opportunity for cross-pollination of ideas in the broad arena of adhesion promoters. This present volume contains 18 papers by experts from academia, industry and other research laboratories. All manuscripts were subjected to rigorous peer review and were suitably revised before inclusion in this volume. The book is divided into two parts as follows: Part 1. Silane Coupling Agents; and Part 2: Non-silane Coupling Agents/Adhesion Promotors. The topics covered include: silane adhesion prompters for hydrosilylation cure systems; sterically hindered silanes; study of silanes hydrolysis; adsorption of silanes on different substrates; interaction of water with silane films studied by neutron reflection; characterization of glass fiber sizings; silanes as dispersion promoters; corrosion protection of metals by silanes; surface 'Intelligraft' as a new class of adhesion promoters; hydroxymethylated resorcinol, sol-gels, and -diketone functionalised polymers as adhesion promoters; and plasma deposition of silanes.
Preface PART 1. SILANE COUPLING AGENTS Novel silane adhesion promoters for hydrosilylation cure systems M.A. Lutz, T.E. Gentle, S.V. Perz and M.J. Owen Sterically hindered silanes for waterborne systems: A model study of silane hydrolysis E.R. Pohl, A. Chaves, C.T. Danehey, A. Sussman and V. Bennett The relationship between silane hydrolysis and polymer adhesion to glass as studied by 13C solid state NMR A.A. Parker and J. MacLachlan Linking mechanical properties of silanes to their chemical structure: An analytical study of -GPS solutions and films C.M. Bertelsen and F.J. Boerio Investigation of the adsorption of mono- and bifunctional silanes from toluene onto porous silica particles and from aqueous solutions onto E-glass fibers T. Eklund, J. BÃ¤ckman, P. Idman, A.E.E. NorstrÃ¶m and J.B. Rosenholm The interaction of resole and novolak phenolic resins with -aminopropyltriethoxysilane treated E-glass surface: A high resolution XPS and micromechanical study T. Choudhury and F.R. Jones Direct spectroscopic measurements of adsorption of siloxane polymers onto glass fiber surfaces L.G. Britcher, D. Kehoe and J.G. Matisons Interaction of water with bis(triethoxysilyl)ethane films studied by neutron reflection M.S. Kent and H. Yim The use of XPS for characterization of glass fiber sizings J.L. Thomason and D.W. Dwight Use of silane coupling agents as dispersion promoters for iron particles in solventless magnetic tape coating formulations J.Y. Huh, J.P. Parakka and D.E. Nikles Corrosion resistance imparted to aluminum by silane coupling agents P.R. Underhill and D.L. DuQuesnay Corrosion protection of aircraft aluminum alloys using bis-functional silanes V. Subramanian and W.J. van Ooij PART 2. NON-SILANE COUPLING AGENTS/ADHESION PROMOTERS Surface 'Intelligraft' as a new class of adhesion promoters E.T. Kang, J.F. Zhang, C.Q. Cui and T.B. Lim Hydroxymethylated resorcinol coupling agent for wood surfaces to produce exterior durable bonds A.W. Christiansen Sol-gels as alternative adhesion promoters for low VOC, nonchromated adhesive and sealant applications W.S. De Piero, J.J. Mazza, G.B. Gaskin and K.Y. Blohowiak Beta-diketone functionalized polymers: Novel coupling agents for enhancing the adhesion of epoxy to steel K. Vaideeswaran and J.P. Bell Spectroscopic and mechanical studies of RF plasma-polymerized films deposited at low temperature from organosilane precursors M. Romand, N. Bahlawane and M. Charbonnier Interfacial and corrosion studies of plasma polymer coated steel and galvanized steel G. Grundmeier and M. Stratmann