Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 299–323

Kinetically controlled siloxane ring-opening polymerization

  • Julian Chojnowski
Symposium Review

DOI: 10.1007/BF00702495

Cite this article as:
Chojnowski, J. J Inorg Organomet Polym (1991) 1: 299. doi:10.1007/BF00702495


Some basic aspects of the kinetics and mechanisms of anionic and cationic ring-opening polymerization of cyclic siloxanes are discussed in connection with their use in polymer synthesis. The emphasis is put on the polymerization of strained ring monomers, such as cyclic trisiloxanes, since these provide the possibility of tailoring the polymer structure. Much attention is devoted to association phenomena and to oligomer formation processes.

Key words

Ring-opening polymerizationcyclic siloxanespolysiloxanes

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Chojnowski
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  1. 1.Center of Molecular and Macromolecular StudiesPolish Academy of SciencesŁódźPoland