SMALL-STRAIN MODULUS OF MODEL TRIFUNCTIONAL POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE NETWORKS.

E. M. Valles, E. J. Rost, Chris Macosko

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Abstract

A number of studies to test quantitatively the molecular basis of the theory of rubber elasticity have been performed with poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) networks. One of the major controversial points up to now has been the effect of topological interactions between network chains on mechanical properties. In this work, new data were obtained by crosslinking trifunctional PDMS networks in different states of dilution. The results give additional evidence of the contribution of chain entanglements to the modulus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalRubber Chemistry and Technology
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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