Polymerization of trialkoxysilanes. Effect of the organic substituent on the formation of gels

Douglas A. Loy, Brigitta M. Baugher, Duane A. Schneider

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Abstract

The sol-gel chemistry of a variety of trialkoxysilanes with different organic substituents, with methoxide or ethoxide substituents on silicon was examined at varying monomer concentrations ranging up to neat monomer and with different catalysts. Gels were prepared from tetramethoxysilane and tetraethoxysilane at identical concentrations for purposes of comparison. The polymerization reactions were monitored for the formation of gels, insoluble precipitates, soluble polymers, or polyhedral oligosilsesquioxanes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-419
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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