Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 52, Issue 12, pp 7158–7165 | Cite as

Influence of colloidal nano-silica on alkyd autoxidation

  • Miroslav Nikolic
  • Anand R. Sanadi
  • David Löf
  • Søren T. Barsberg
Original Paper


Nanoparticles are often added to coatings in order to improve their mechanical properties. However, nanoparticles can also influence the cross-linking reaction of polymers and overall curing kinetics, and from this follows that properties of interest are further impacted. In research studies on alkyd-based coatings, only the physical drying stage during the first 24 h has been studied in this respect until now. In this study, it was shown with the use of Raman spectroscopy that colloidal nano-silica can change the rate of alkyd autoxidation and how this effect is reflected on the tensile properties of the coating. One of the consequences of the influence of nano-silica on curing kinetics is that, contrary to implicit assumptions of common testing methods, the real effect of nanoparticles on mechanical properties can emerge much later in the coating lifetime.


Raman Spectroscopy Colloidal Silica Slow Cure Alkyd Coating Alkyd Film 
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We would like to acknowledge the Innovation Fund Denmark, previously known as Danish High Technology Foundation, for the financial support through “Superior Bio based Coating System for Exterior Wood Applications” project, file number 056-2011-3 and University of Copenhagen for the financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, IGNUniversity of CopenhagenFrederiksberg CDenmark
  2. 2.PPG Architectural Coatings EMEADyrup A/SSøborgDenmark
  3. 3.Department of EngineeringAarhus UniversityAarhus NDenmark
  4. 4.Perstorp ABPerstorpSweden

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