Ring-opening polymerization of phosphazenes. Mechanisms and idiosyncrasies

H. R. Allcock, G. H. Riding, I. Manners, J. A. Dodge, G. S. McDonnell, J. L. Desorcie

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This paper reports the study on the influence of different side groups on the ability of a cyclic phosphazene to undergo polymerization rather than ring expansion or side group reactions. The objective was to design a system in which a fully organo-substituted phosphazene cyclic trimer or tetramer would polymerize directly to a high polymer, thus avoiding the need for a macromolecular substitution at the end of the process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-50
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1990
EventPapers Presented at the Boston, Massachusetts Meeting of ACS 1989 - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Apr 22 1989Apr 27 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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