This volume chronicles the proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Silanes and Other Coupling Agents held under the aegis of MST Conferences, LLC in Orlando, FL, June 11-13, 2003. Silanes have been used for about half a century as coupling agents / adhesion promoters to promote adhesion between dissimilar materials in a variety of situations, e.g., coating technology, adhesive bonding, and reinforced composites. However, recently silanes have found other applications, for example, as corrosion inhibitors. Lately there has been tremendous R&D activity in understanding the mechanisms by which silanes work as well as in devising new and improved silanes. This volume contains a total of 16 papers which were properly peer reviewed, revised and edited. The book is divided into two parts: 1. Silane Coupling Agents; and 2. Other Coupling Agents / Adhesion Promoters. Topics covered include: sterically hindered silanes; silane hydrolysis; silane oligomers; adsorption of silanes and their surface characterization; structure of bis-silane water-barrier films; silanes for improving adhesive bonding of aluminim, elastomer-to-metal adhesive bonds, and adhesion in silica-filler tire-tread compounds; electrodeposition of bis-silanes; silanes to provide corrosion resistance and as corrosion fatigue inhibitors; silane and other treatments for musical instrument strings; cyclic azasilanes as coupling agents for nanotechnology; hybrid polymers based on silanes for coating textile fabrics; plasma copolymers as adhesion promoters; organophosphate adsorption; and activation of wood fibres. This volume and its predecessors containing bountiful information should serve as a reference source for the latest R&D activity in the arena of coupling agents. Anyone interested or involved in promoting adhesion between dissimilar materials for any application should find this volume of great use and value.
Preface Part 1. Silane Coupling Agents Sterically hindered silanes for waterborne systems: A model study of silane hydrolysis, E.R. Pohl and A. Chaves. Silane oligomers: A class of their own, H. Mack. FTIR and XPS surface characterization of allyltrimethoxysilane and 3-methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane mixture adsorbed onto titanium substrate, J.P. Matinlinna, K. Laajalehto, L.V.J. Lassila, A. Yli-Urpo and P.K. Vallittu. Effect of bridging group on the structure of bis-silane water-barrier films, G. Pan, H. Kim, M.S. Kent, J. Majewski and D.W. Schaefer. Amino- and bis-silane pre-treatments for adhesive bonding of aluminium, B.G. Tilset, F. Lapique, A. BjÃ¸rgum and C.J. Simensen. Î³-APS as a durability enhancer of elastomer-to-metal adhesive bonds, R.F. Hamade. Silane coupling agents for silica-filled tire-tread compounds: The link between chemistry and performance, W.K. Dierkes, L.A.E.M. Reuvekamp, A.J.W. ten Brinke and J.W.M. Noordermeer. Electrodeposition of organofuncational bis-silanes and their effectiveness in prodiving corrosion resistance of metals, J.S. Gandhi and W.J. van Ooij. Silane coupling agents as corrosion fatigue inhibitors, A. Seth and W.J. van Ooij. Modified silane coatings as an alternative to chromates for corrosion protection of aluminum alloys, V. Palanivel and W. J. van Ooij. Musical instrument strings and corrosion: A comparative study of aminosilane and benzotriazole surface treatments, A.A. Parker. Part 2. Other Coupling Agents / Adhesion Promoters Cyclic azasilanes: Volatile coupling agents for nanotechnology, B. Arkles, Y. Pan, G.L. Larson and D.H. Berry. Inorganic-organic hybrid polymers based on silanes for coating textile substrates, T. Textor, D. Knittel, T. Bahners and E. Schollmeyer. Optimising the adhesion of glass fibres to an epoxy resin using plasma copolymers, D.J. Marks and F.R. Jones. Organophosphate adsorption on metal oxide surfaces, M.J. Shepard, J.R. Comer, T.L. Young, J.S. McNatt, M.P. Espe, R.D. Ramsier, T.R. Robinson and L.Y. Nelson. Manufacture of resin-free fiberboards from wood fibers activated with Fentonâ€™s reagent(H2O2/Fe2+), P. Widsten and J.E. Laine.