Solventless sol-gel chemistry through ring-opening polymerization of bridged disilaoxacyclopentanes

K. Rahimian, D. A. Loy

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Novel alkylene-bridged disilaoxacyclopentanes were synthesized through the same methodology utilized in the synthesis of phenylene-bridged disilaoxacyclopentane. The first acid-catalyzed ring opening polymerization of disilaoxacyclopentanes was achieved using protic acids such as formic acid and triflic acid, as well as photo-acid generators (PAG). By using PAGs, these materials were explored for conformal coatings and microlithography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)CC6.43.1-CC6.43.6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventOrganic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials-2000 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 24 2000Apr 28 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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