Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry

The synthesis of soluble, substituted silane high polymers by Wurtz coupling techniques

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The Wurtz‐type coupling of a number of representative classes of substituted dichlorosilane monomers was investigated in considerable detail. Low temperature polymerization techniques, including ultrasonic activation, were also studied. Similarly, the effect of dipolar additives on the polymerization process was examined. The conclusions drawn from these studies provide some insight into the selection of useful polymerization conditions for the conversion of various monomer types into linear high polymers. Copyright © 1991 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.