Macromolecular Symposia
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Templating organosilicate vitrification using unimolecular self-organizing polymers prepared from tandem ring opening and atom transfer radical polymerizations

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A unimolecular templating star-shaped polymer with a compatibilizing outer corona, prepared by tandem ROP/ATRP procedures, was dispersed into a thermosetting organosilicate. The organic polymer was thermalized to leave behind its latent image in the matrix with a pore size that reflected the size of the polymer molecule, and provided the expected reduction in dielectric constant.