The present study reports on the development of a new binary filler system for rubber composites, SiO2@Al2O3, where Al2O3 sheets are grown onto SiO2 nanoparticles aggregates by a sustainable water-based soft-chemistry approach. The aim is to synergistically integrate the intrinsic thermal conductivity properties of Al2O3 with the peculiar reinforcement ability of SiO2 in an easy one-pot solution, which has been exploited to prepare polybutadiene (PB) model composites by a simple solvent casting technique. More in detail, the binary filler was used as-prepared or suitably surface functionalized with 3-(Trimethoxysilyl)propylmethacrylate (TMSPM). The filler compatibilization and interplay with the polymeric matrix have been inspected by solid state NMR in conjunction with scanning electron microscopy. These investigations highlighted that the presence of alumina in the binary filler does not undermine the capability of silica in generating polymer chains stiffening and indicated a significant effect of the silanization in providing better filler networking and interaction with the PB host ensuring, in principle, an enhanced thermal transport. Accordingly, thermal conductivity measurements revealed that SiO2@Al2O3 introduction in PB induces a remarkable upgrade of the heat transfer, which becomes much more relevant upon surface modification with TMSPM. These results appear encouraging, paving the possibility of applying SiO2@Al2O3 model system to more complex case studies, where both improved thermal conductivity and enhanced reinforcement are required, such as tires tread formulations.

SiO2@Al2O3 binary filler: A chance for enhancing the heat transport in rubber composites for tire applications / Mirizzi, Lorenzo; Amighini Alerhush, Andreia; Nisticò, Roberto; Malandrino, Mery; Dirè, Sandra; Callone, Emanuela; Fredi, Giulia; Dorigato, Andrea; Giannini, Luca; Guerra, Silvia; Mostoni, Silvia; Di Credico, Barbara; Scotti, Roberto; D'Arienzo, Massimiliano. - In: POLYMER COMPOSITES. - ISSN 0272-8397. - 2024, 45:9(2024), pp. 8091-8103. [10.1002/pc.28326]

SiO2@Al2O3 binary filler: A chance for enhancing the heat transport in rubber composites for tire applications

Dirè, Sandra;Callone, Emanuela;Fredi, Giulia;Dorigato, Andrea;
2024-01-01

Abstract

The present study reports on the development of a new binary filler system for rubber composites, SiO2@Al2O3, where Al2O3 sheets are grown onto SiO2 nanoparticles aggregates by a sustainable water-based soft-chemistry approach. The aim is to synergistically integrate the intrinsic thermal conductivity properties of Al2O3 with the peculiar reinforcement ability of SiO2 in an easy one-pot solution, which has been exploited to prepare polybutadiene (PB) model composites by a simple solvent casting technique. More in detail, the binary filler was used as-prepared or suitably surface functionalized with 3-(Trimethoxysilyl)propylmethacrylate (TMSPM). The filler compatibilization and interplay with the polymeric matrix have been inspected by solid state NMR in conjunction with scanning electron microscopy. These investigations highlighted that the presence of alumina in the binary filler does not undermine the capability of silica in generating polymer chains stiffening and indicated a significant effect of the silanization in providing better filler networking and interaction with the PB host ensuring, in principle, an enhanced thermal transport. Accordingly, thermal conductivity measurements revealed that SiO2@Al2O3 introduction in PB induces a remarkable upgrade of the heat transfer, which becomes much more relevant upon surface modification with TMSPM. These results appear encouraging, paving the possibility of applying SiO2@Al2O3 model system to more complex case studies, where both improved thermal conductivity and enhanced reinforcement are required, such as tires tread formulations.
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Mirizzi, Lorenzo; Amighini Alerhush, Andreia; Nisticò, Roberto; Malandrino, Mery; Dirè, Sandra; Callone, Emanuela; Fredi, Giulia; Dorigato, Andrea; Gi...espandi
SiO2@Al2O3 binary filler: A chance for enhancing the heat transport in rubber composites for tire applications / Mirizzi, Lorenzo; Amighini Alerhush, Andreia; Nisticò, Roberto; Malandrino, Mery; Dirè, Sandra; Callone, Emanuela; Fredi, Giulia; Dorigato, Andrea; Giannini, Luca; Guerra, Silvia; Mostoni, Silvia; Di Credico, Barbara; Scotti, Roberto; D'Arienzo, Massimiliano. - In: POLYMER COMPOSITES. - ISSN 0272-8397. - 2024, 45:9(2024), pp. 8091-8103. [10.1002/pc.28326]
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