Holder, S.J. and Achilleos, M. and Jones, R.G. (2005) Room-temperature, high-yield route to poly(n-alkylmethylsilane)s and poly(di-n-hexylsilane). Macromolecules, 38 (5). pp. 1633-1639. ISSN 0024-9297.
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The synthesis of poly(n-hexylmethylsilane) in crude yields from 50 to 83% and poly(di-n-hexylsilane) in crude yields from 67 to 82%, was accomplished by performing Wurtz-type reductive-coupling polymerizations of the corresponding dicholorodiorganosilanes in THF at room temperature. After purification, both polymers were obtained in isolated yields of greater than 50%, which are the highest achieved for such polysilanes to date. The general applicability of the synthetic procedure was also demonstrated by syntheses of poly(methyl-n-octylsilane) and poly(methyl-n-propylsilane) in good yields. The results indicate that the reductive coupling of dichlorodiorganosilanes in THF at room temperature offers not only greatly improved polymer yields but also provides a general route to polydiorganosilanes that is a considerable improvement on Wurtz-type syntheses carried out in toluene at 110 degreesC.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||REDUCTIVE-COUPLING REACTION; POLYSILANE HIGH POLYMERS; THERMOCHROMISM; POLY(METHYLPHENYLSILYLENE); DICHLOROSILANES; POLYMERIZATION; POLYSILYLENES; DISTRIBUTIONS; MODEL|
Q Science > QD Chemistry
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
|Depositing User:||Simon Holder|
|Date Deposited:||08 Jun 2011 11:40|
|Last Modified:||09 Nov 2011 09:38|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27881 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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