Accession Number : ADA313364

Title :   Determination of the Distribution of Polydimethyl Siloxane Segment Lengths at the Surface of Poly(dimethyl siloxane) Segmented Copolymers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Zhuang, Hengzhong Z. ; Gardella, Joseph A., Jr. ; Hercules, David M.

PDF Url : ADA313364

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectra were recorded from submonolayer thin films of aminopropyl end-capped poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS), and from thick films (ca. 50 micrometers) of poly(dimethylsiloxane urethane) (PU-DMS) segmented copolymers. Ions detected and assigned to fragments in the low mass range (m/z < or = 300) provided structural information about the repeat units and the end groups. The high mass spectrum of the PDMS homopolymer yielded a series of ions assigned to Ag(+)-cationized oligomers; this enabled determination of the molecular weight distribution in comparison with GPC measurement. In the high mass (m/z = 800-3500) spectra of thick PU-DMS films the peak series was assigned to a simple fragmentation process. That process would yield ions where the intact PDMS segment is present; it therefore can be used to evaluate the PDMS segment length distribution at the surface of the copolymer. It was found that the distribution of PDMS segment lengths segregated at the surface of the thick film was almost identical to that in the bulk for PU-DMS with PDMS nominal molecular weight of ca. 1000 Dalton.

Descriptors :   *DISTRIBUTION, *COPOLYMERS, *SILOXANES, *SURFACES, *SEGMENTED, IONS, CATIONS, PEAK VALUES, FRAGMENTATION, METHYL RADICALS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, POLYMERS, MOLECULAR WEIGHT, THIN FILMS, THICK FILMS, SILVER, OLIGOMERS, MASS SPECTRA, URETHANES.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE