Phase transformation of titania domains in the titania/PDMS hybrid particles by heat treatment

Masato Nakade*, Kosuke Ichihashi, Makoto Ogawa

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Thermal transformation of a previously reported spherical titania/PDMS hybrid particles (J. Mater. Sci., Vol. 39, pp. 4131-4137 (2004)) is investigated in the temperature range from 500 to 1200°C, in air, by means of differential thermal analysis (DTA), thermogravimetric analysis (TG), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), N 2 adsorption/desorption, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The hybrid particles had an islet-like nano-structure, which consisted of titania and PDMS domains of a nanometer size. The amorphous titania domains were transformed to anatase by a heat treatment above 500°C accompanying densification, while there was no significant change in the titania domain size by the heat treatment at 900°C for 2 h. The silicone domains of the hybrid particles were transformed to amorphous silica completely by the thermal decomposition of the organic groups of the silicone at 700°C for 2 h. After a heat treatment at 1200°C for 2 h, the titania crystallites in the particle partly transformed to rutile and grew by diffusion and fusion of the titania domains accompanying a morphological change of the particles. On the other hand, the silica domains remained amorphous.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-285
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1316
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr


  • Heat treatment
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid
  • Phase transformation
  • Silicone
  • Titania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites


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