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Surface Modification of Flake-Shaped Inorganic Mica and Their Cool Paint Performances
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  • Journal title : Applied Chemistry for Engineering
  • Volume 27, Issue 1,  2016, pp.35-38
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
  • DOI : 10.14478/ace.2015.1104
 Title & Authors
Surface Modification of Flake-Shaped Inorganic Mica and Their Cool Paint Performances
Park, Jeong Min; Kim, Hee Jung; Yoo, Jung Whan;
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In this study, the mica used as a thermal-insulation material was modified with a silane coupling agent, octyltriethoxysilane (OTES), to improve its hydrophobicity. The modified mica was characterized using FT-IR spectrometer, water wettability test, and water contact angle measurement. The analysis exhibits that OTES for the modified mica sample was well bonded chemically and drastically enhanced the hydrophobicity. The reflectance observed as 73.9% (mica) and 86.4% (OTES/mica), respectively, for OTES/mica was improved about 12.5% before any modifications. Also the modified mica sample showed decrease in the thermal-insulation performance of cool paints compared to that of using unmodified mica, indicating that the modification of mica with silane coupling agents could be effective in enhancing the thermal-insulation performance of the cool paint.
cool paint;energy efficiency;flake shaped material;silane coupling agent;surface modification;
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