A series of UV-cured organic-inorganic hybrid coating materials containing up to 20wt.% silica were prepared by sol-gel method from tetraethoxy silane (TEOS) which is used as the primary inorganic precursor, and diallylphenylphosphine oxide monomer (DAPPO), aliphatic urethane diacrylate resin (Ebecryl 210) are employed as the source of the organic components. In addition, methacryloxypropyltrimethoxy silane (MAPTMS) was used as both a secondary inorganic source and a silane-coupling agent to improve the compatibility of the organic and inorganic phases. The DAPPO content in all the coating formulations were from 0 to 20 wt.% The physical and mechanical properties such as gel content. hardness, adhesion, gloss, contact angle as well as tensile strength were measured. These measurements revealed that all the properties of the hybrid coatings improved effectively, in case of adding the sol-gel precursor and DAPPO monomer content in the hybrid systems. The photo-calorimetric-DSC studies showed that the double bond conversion of the hybrid coatings was faster than the coating materials without silica. The thermal stabilities of the UV-cured hybrid materials were investigated by thermogravimetric analysis. The results showed that the addition of sol-gel precursor and DAPPO into the organic network also improves the thermal-oxidative stability of the hybrid coating materials. The surface morphology was also characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). SEM studies indicated that inorganic particles were dispersed homogenously throughout the organic matrix. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.