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Reports from Anhui University Advance Knowledge in Applied Surface Science

June 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Fresh data on Science are presented in a new report. According to news reporting from Huainan, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Titanium nitride (TiN) nano-particles were modified by the grafting of a random copolymerization functionalized macromolecular coupling agent (F-MCA) via a direct blending method. The hydroxyl groups on the surface of the nano-TiN particles interact with the silanol groups [-Si-OCH3] of the F-MCA to form an organic coating layer."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Anhui University, "The formation of covalent bonds [Ti O Si] was verified using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. An X-ray diffraction analysis suggests that the presence of the F-MCA inhibited the growth of the crystal plane but did not change the crystal structure of the TiN. Thermogravimetric analysis and contact angle measurement indicated that the F-MCA molecules were adsorbed or anchored to the surface of the nano-TiN particles, which hindered their aggregation. Pristine nano-TiN particles are poorly dispersed in ethyl acetate. Compared with the pristine TiN particles, the modified TiN particles show good dispersibility and form a stable colloidal dispersion in ethyl acetate. The surface hydrophobicity of the modified TiN increases, and the F-MCA molecules are anchored on the surface of the TiN particles."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "TiN particles modified by a F-MCA can be used in polymer blends, thermoplastic elastomers and polymer nanocomposites that have a better performance and longer life cycle."

For more information on this research see: The surface modification of TiN nano-particles using macromolecular coupling agents, and their resulting dispersibility. Applied Surface Science, 2014;301():79-84. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Applied Surface Science -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G.J. Cheng, Anhui Univ Sci & Technol, Sch Mat Sci & Engn, Huainan 232001, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include J.S. Qian, J.B. Miao, B. Yang, R. Xia and P. Chen (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Huainan, Science, People's Republic of China

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