Effect of Octavinyl-Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane on the Cross-linking, Cure Kinetics, and Adhesion Properties of Natural Rubber/Textile Cord Composites

Yazici N., Dursun S., Yarici T., Kilic B., MERT O., KARAAĞAÇ B., ...More

INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, vol.59, no.5, pp.1888-1901, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b05101
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Applied Science & Technology Source, Aqualine, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, zbMATH, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.1888-1901
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The effect of octavinyl-polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (OV-POSS) on the cross-linking, cure kinetics, and adhesion properties of natural rubber (NR)/textile cord (aramid, nylon 6.6, and polyester) composites was investigated in this study. OV-POSS could directly accompany the vulcanization reaction, thanks to its multiple vinyl groups. It was observed that incorporation of OV-POSS into the reference NR compound (REF) delayed the curing time and reduced the cross-linking density. Thermal gravimetric analysis revealed that OV-POSS improved the thermal stability of NR. NR/OV-POSS composites including 1 and 3 phr OV-POSS exhibited similar elongation at break and tensile strength values as compared to the REF compound. Adhesion characteristics of the compounds have been investigated in terms of strip H-adhesion test, and thermodynamic energy of adhesion was determined by contact angle measurements. It was observed that the addition of OV-POSS to the NR compound improved the interfacial adhesion significantly between NR and aramid and NR and nylon 6,6 fibers.