Synthesis and characterization of poly[(silylene)arylene] statistical copolymers

Benfield, Robert E. and Budnik, Ulrich and Niklas, Thorsten and Henke, Susanne and Jones, Richard G. (1996) Synthesis and characterization of poly[(silylene)arylene] statistical copolymers. Polymer, 37 (25). pp. 5761-5764. ISSN 0032-3861. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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New poly[(silylene)arylene] statistical copolymers with sigma-conjugated silicon and pi-conjugated carbon main-chain units are reported. They are synthesized in single-stage reactions by the Wurtz-type co-condensation of a dichlorosilylene and a dibromoaryl. Soluble polymers have been prepared with symmetrically and asymmetrically substituted silicon atoms, and several different arylene groups have been introduced into the polymer chains. The composition of the copolymers can be varied in a controlled way by altering the stoichiometry of the reaction mixture. The u.v.-visible spectra of the copolymers correlate with the degree of silicon catenation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: poly[(silylene)arylene]s; copolymers; polyorganosilylenes
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 16 May 2009 12:35
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 08:34
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