Chloromethylation of poly(methylphenylsilane)

Jones, Richard G. and Benfield, Robert E. and Swain, Anthony C. (1995) Chloromethylation of poly(methylphenylsilane). Polymer, 36 (2). pp. 393-398. ISSN 0032-3861. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The chloromethylation of poly(methylsilane) is readily achieved using chloromethyl methyl ether in a tin(IV) chloride-catalysed reaction in chloroform solution at 0 degrees C. A convenient, less hazardous reaction, in which chloromethyl methyl ether is prepared in situ, is also reported. The accompanying variations of the polymer molecular-weight parameters are recorded for chloromethylations extending to 95% of the substituent phenyl groups, and discussed in terms of chain scissions arising at isolated siloxane linkages formed adventitiously during the isolation of the parent polymer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: chloromethylation; polysilanes; functionalization
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2009 12:34
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 08:35
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19629 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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