A Study of Polyesters Synthesized From an Arylsilane and Its Carbon Analog
Polymers and High Performance Materials
Bis (4,4'-benzoyl chloride) dimethylsilane (SiCO) and 2,2-bis (4,4'-benzoyl chloride) propane (CCO) were synthesized and polymerized with butanediol, resorcinol, or hydroquinone. The polymers of SiCO-hydroquinone (SiCO-Hyd) and SiCO-resorcinol (SiCO-Res) possess glass transition temperatures 25-degrees-C lower than their carbon analogs but the less aromatic SiCO-butanediol (SiCO-BDO) and CCO-butanediol (CCO-BDO) polymers have similar glass transitions. Silicon containing polymers are superior to their carbon counterparts in thermal stability. Furthermore, polyarylates of excellent thermal stability and solubility were synthesized from SiCO/terephthaloyl chloride and hydroquinone.
Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Thames, S. F.,
(1993). A Study of Polyesters Synthesized From an Arylsilane and Its Carbon Analog. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 31(2), 521-526.
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