Accession Number : ADA183523

Title :   New Synthetic Routes to Polysilanes.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Feb-Jul 87,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof ; Chen, Y L ; Kim, H K

PDF Url : ADA183523

Report Date : 20 Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Three new synthetic routes for the synthesis of polysilanes have been applied: low temperature coupling in the presence of ultrasound, modification of poly(alkylarylsilylene) with triflic acid, and ring-opening polymerization. Low temperature reductive coupling of dichlorosilanes with sodium in the presence of ultrasound leads to monomodal polymers with low polydispersity in contrast to bimodal polymers prepared by the thermal coupling. Modification of polysilanes with triflic acid gives access to new polysilanes with pendant alkoxy or amino substituents. Ring-opening polymerization have been successful only for the strained cyclic polysilanes with small substituents.

Descriptors :   *POLYSILANES, ACCESS, LOW TEMPERATURE, MODIFICATION, POLYMERIZATION, POLYSILANES, SODIUM, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE