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Synthesis of Polysilanes by the Wurtz Reductive-Coupling Reaction

Jones, R.G. and Holder, Simon J. (2000) Synthesis of Polysilanes by the Wurtz Reductive-Coupling Reaction. In: Jones, Richard G. and Ando, Wataru and Chojnowski, Julian, eds. Silicon-Containing Polymers. Springer, pp. 353-373. ISBN 978-1-4020-0348-6. (doi:10.1007/978-94-011-3939-7_12) (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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Abstract

Silicon chemistry does not permit the ready synthesis of stable precursors to polysilanes that enable easy and controllable polymerisation reactions like those found in carbon chemistry. Thus, despite a continuing search for alternative synthetic procedures, such as those described in the following Chapter, most polysilanes, like poly(diphenylsilane) which was first prepared more than 75 years ago by Kipping [1,2], have been synthesised by the condensation of the corresponding dichlorodiorganosilane using dispersed alkali metal, usually sodium, i.e. using the Wurtz-type reductive dehalogenation reaction shown in Scheme 1 [3].

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-94-011-3939-7_12
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Simon Holder
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2013 15:49 UTC
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 14:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36902 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Holder, Simon J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8977-9257
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