Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

, Volume 86, Issue 1, pp 135–140 | Cite as

BN—hybrid polymer composites: influence of particle surface functionalization

  • Katharina Lang
  • Peer Löbmann
Original Paper: Sol-gel and hybrid materials for dielectric, electronic, magnetic and ferroelectric applications


Boron Nitride (BN) particles were functionalized with vinyl-trimethoxysilane (VTMS) and incorporated into a hybrid polymer (ORMOCER®) resin. The thermal conductivity and mechanical properties of the resulting composite were compared to materials prepared using unmodified particles. Results indicate that the chemical bonding between grain surface and ORMOCER® matrix has a pronounced effect on the final performance of the respective compounds.

The surface of BN particles was functionalized prior to their incorporation into a hybrid polymer (ORMOCER®) matrix, thermal, electrical and mechanical properties of the resulting composites were characterized.


ORMOCER® BN Surface modification Composite Thermal conductivity Mechanical properties 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für SilicatforschungWürzburgGermany

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