PEREZ Claudio Javier
Superparamagnetic Nanocomposites Based on the Dispersion of Oleic Acid-Stabilized Magnetite Nanoparticles in a DGEBA-Based Epoxy Matrix: Magnetic Hyperthermia and Shape Memory
J. PUIG; C. HOPPE; L. FASCE; C. J. PÉREZ; Y. PIÑEIRO REDONDO; M. BAÑOPRE LOPEZ; M.A. LOPEZ-QUINTELA; J. RIVAS; R.J.J. WILLIAMS
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Lugar: Washington; Año: 2012 vol. 116 p. 13421 - 13421
Superparamagnetic nanocomposites were obtained by dispersion of oleic acid (OA)-coated magnetite NPs in an epoxy system based on diglycidylether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) modified with OA. Dispersion of conventional oleic acid stabilized magnetite NPs in a typical epoxy matrix is not possible due to the dissimilar chemical structures of the organic coating and the reactive solvent. However, by modification of a DGEBA-based epoxy with 20 wt% OA, we obtained a suitable reactive solvent to disperse up to at least 8 wt% of OA-stabilized magnetite NPs. A tertiary amine was used to catalyze the epoxy-acid reaction and initiate the homopolymerization of the epoxy excess. Both reactions occurred practically in series, first the epoxy-acid and then the epoxy homopolymerization. It was necessary to complete the first reaction to attain a very good dispersion of magnetite NPs in the reactive solvent previous to the occurrence of the final reaction. Magnetization curves and TEM images revealed a uniform dispersion of individual nanoparticles in the cross-linked epoxy. A sample containing 8 wt% OA-coated magnetite NPs exhibited a temperature increase of 25 °C at its surface when exposed to an alternating magnetic field. The temperature increase was enough to induce the shape memory effect of the nanocomposite.