Synthesis, Characterization and Thermal Properties of Silsesquioxane Organically Modified With 4,5-Diphenyl-2-Imidazolethiol

Devaney R. do Carmo, Mariana de S. Magossi, Urquisa de O. Bicalho, Daniela R. Silvestrini


The present paper describes the preparation of a nanostructured silsesquioxane, the octa-(3-chloropropyl)-octasilsesquioxane (S) that was organofunctionalised with the 4,5-Diphenyl-2-imidazolethiol (DIT). The modification of silsesquioxane with DIT proposed in this paper follows two steps. The composite prepared after functionalization was ascribed as SDIT. The composite SDIT and precursors were characterized by infrared (FTIR), 13C and 29Si Nuclear Resonance Magnetic (NMR) in solid state, Scanning Electron microscopy (SEM); X-Ray Diffraction (XRD); Energy-Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and Thermogravimetry. By spectroscopic analysis using above techniques, we conclude with that the SDIT synthesis was conducted with success. It was observed a cluster of particles containing cavities in an orderly fashion. The themogravimetry analyzes performed in two different atmospheres, concluding that the materials (S, DIT and SDIT) when in air atmosphere has a slower degradation process in relation to nitrogen atmosphere. The thermogravimetry of SDIT indicate a greater thermal stability in nitrogen atmosphere.

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