New developments in the science and applications of polyphosphazenes

Harry R. Allcock

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Polyphosphazenes constitute the largest class of inorganic-organic polymers. They fall into three categories: open chain polymers; polymers in which small phosphazene rings are linked to an organic polymer chain; and cyclomatrix materials in which phosphazene rings are connected two each other to form a three-dimensional matrix. Recently, a new synthetic route to the polymers within the first category was developed which involves an ambient temperature living cationic condensation of phosphoranimines. In addition, the ring opening metathesis reaction has also been utilized for the preparation of polymers of within second category. Both these approaches widens considerably the opportunities to develop new phosphazenes and additional uses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 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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