This book chronicles the proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium held on this topic in Toronto. A total of 26 papers covering many ramifications of silanes and other coupling agents are included in this book. The topics covered include: various ways to deposit silanes; silane adsorption; investigation of interfacial interactions between silanes and substrates; factors affecting effectiveness of silanes as adhesion promotors; silanes for corrosion inhibition/protection; application of silanes in a variety of technological areas; silanes in dental biomaterials, in understanding cellular adhesion, and in the field of textiles; and other (non-silane) coupling agents. This book provides a wealth of latest information on this highly technologically important topic and anyone interested in the use of these materials will find this book of great value and interest.
Part 1: Silane Coupling Agents 1. Are silane films water barriers? 2. Differentiation of silane adsorption onto model E-glass surfaces from mixed solutions of amino and glycidyl silanes 3. The differential adsorption of silanes from solution onto model E-glass surfaces using high-resolution XPS 4. Characterization of the interaction between silanes and solid surfaces by the streaming potential method 5. Thermal characterization of the interaction of silanes with a dihydroxy vulcanized fluoroelastomer 6. Modeling and practice of ethanol devolatilization from silica–silane rubber compounds in an internal mixer 7. The effect of trialkoxysilane coupling agent coatings on E-glass fibers on the flexural properties of fiber-reinforced composites 8. Glass strengthening by organosilane water-based coatings 9. Glass substrates modified with organosilanes for DNA immobilization 10. Surface photografting of unsaturated alkoxysilanes onto polyolefins with excimer-UV lamps 11. Surface functionalization of textile fibers with reactive silanes 12. Localization of octadecyltrimethoxysilane self-assembled monolayers by a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches 13. Self-assembled monolayers of omega-functional silanes: A platform for understanding cellular adhesion at the molecular level 14. Stability enhancement of polystyrene thin films on aminopropyltriethoxysilane ultrathin layer modified surfaces 15. Applications of trialkoxysilanes in dental biomaterials: A review Part 2: Silanes for Corrosion Inhibition/Protection 16. Electrodeposition of aromatic bis-silanes for pretreatment of aluminum alloys 17. Performance of silanes in protecting metals from corrosion: Effect of substrate cleaning 18. Improved water-based silane pretreatment for hot-dip galvanized steel substrates 19. Integral epoxy resin–silane primer system for hot-dip galvanized steel 20. Corrosion inhibitors for silane systems on aluminum alloys 21. A novel low-VOC, chromate free, one-step primer system for corrosion protection of metals and alloys 22. An ultra-flexible, chromate-free, low-VOC, silane-based finishing and coating system for corrosion protection of aluminum alloys Part 3: General Papers 23. Well-defined polymer–Si/SiO2 hybrids via surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization and their relevance to nanotechnology 24. Incorporation of the macrocyclic ligand cucurbituril into a silica matrix 25. Effect of the post-application of polysiloxanes on plasma-treated wool fabrics 26. Comparative studies of hydrophobic surface treatments for TiO2: n-octylphosphonic acid and n-octyltriethoxysilane