Durability and mechanical properties of C–S–H/nitrobenzoic acid composite systems

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-016-0862-0
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Journal titleMaterials and Structures
SubjectCalcium-silicate-hydrate; Nanocomposite; Nitrobenzoic acid; Durability; Microindentation
AbstractThe influence of nitrobenzoic acid on the nanostructure of calcium-silicate-hydrate (C–S–H) systems has been recently investigated by the authors. This study focuses on the assessment of durability and mechanical performance of the C–S–H/nitrobenzoic acid composite systems. In this context different nitrobenzoic acid isomers in various concentrations were studied. The C–S–H-based preparations were compacted into porous bodies. Their dimensional stability and the leaching of calcium ions in aqueous salt solutions containing Mg²⁺, Li⁺, Cl⁻ or SO₄²⁻ ions were evaluated. The resistance of the compacted samples to the diffusion of isopropyl alcohol was also obtained by the mass-change measurements. The microindentation technique was used to measure the creep modulus and the hardness of the samples. Evidence was obtained that nitrobenzoic acid has the potential to significantly improve the durability and mechanical properties of the C–S–H systems. This improvement, however, only occurred in the systems with the lower concentration of nitrobenzoic acid. The systems with higher concentration of nitrobenzoic acid had reduced durability and mechanical performance due to the limited interaction of the organic and inorganic phases in these systems.
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PublisherSpringer International Publishing
AffiliationConstruction; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number23000083
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