Differences between initiator/terminator properties of phosphazene materials

Christine R. De Denus, Harry R. Allcock, Robbyn Prange

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Traditionally, most polyphosphazenes have been prepared by the thermal ring-opening and macromolecular substitution route. However, this approach allows only minimal control of the molecular weight and generates broad polydispersities. A new ambient temperature condensation synthesis method overcomes these drawbacks. The method involves the living cationic-induced polymerization of Me3SiN double bond PCl3 with trace amounts of PCl5 and yields polymers with well defined molecular weights and narrow polydispersities. The method can also be used to synthesize both block and star-branched copolymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-555
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2000
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 31 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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