Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 491–496

Anionic ring opening polymerization of 1-silacyclopent-3-ene

Characterization of poly(1-sila-cis-pent-3-ene) by 1H, 13C, and 29Si NMR spectroscopy
  • Stephen Q. Zhou
  • Young Tae Park
  • Georges Manuel
  • William P. Weber
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00419967

Cite this article as:
Zhou, S.Q., Park, Y.T., Manuel, G. et al. Polymer Bulletin (1990) 23: 491. doi:10.1007/BF00419967

Summary

1-Silacyclopent-3-ene (I) undergoes anionic ring opening polymerization catalyzed by methyllithium/HMPA to yield poly(1-sila-cis-pent-3-ene) (II). II was characterized by 1H, 13C, and 29Si NMR, GPC, TGA and elemental analysis. The low molecular weight of II permits end group analysis. Pyrolysis of II gives high char yields. These have been characterized by EDS.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Q. Zhou
    • 1
  • Young Tae Park
    • 1
  • Georges Manuel
    • 1
  • William P. Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.D.P. and K.B. Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, Department of ChemistryUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA