Arylene-bridged 2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-2,5-disila-1-oxacyclopentanes as precursors to non-shrinking polysiloxanes. A new route to sol-gel type polymers

Kamyar Rahimian, Douglas A. Loy

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Abstract

The first member of a new class of sol-gel monomers which can easily be ring-opening polymerized to give a highly crosslinked polymer was successfully prepared. Monomer 4 reacted with catalytic tetrabutylammonium hydroxide to afford a transparent gel. The ring-opening polymerization reaction eliminated the problems associated with normal sol-gel condensation byproducts and since water is not required for hydrolyzing alkoxide groups, solvent can also be eliminated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-417
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Volume39
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 Boston Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Aug 23 1998Aug 27 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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