Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 46, Issue 18, pp 5940–5947 | Cite as

Synthesis and characterization of a new liquid polymer precursor for Si–B–C–N ceramics

  • Zongbo Zhang
  • Fan Zeng
  • Juanjuan Han
  • Yongming LuoEmail author
  • Caihong XuEmail author


A new liquid polyborosilazane precursor for Si–B–C–N ceramic was synthesized by co-condensation reaction of boron trichloride, organodichlorosilanes, and hexamethyldisilazane. The structure and properties of polyborosilazane were studied by means of Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), rheology, and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The conversion of polymer to ceramic and the high-temperature behavior of the new polymer-derived ceramic were investigated by TG–MS, FT-IR, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and high-temperature TGA (HTGA). The ceramics showed good oxidative resistance and thermal stability with weight gain of 1.8 wt% at 1350 °C under air atmosphere and weight loss of 2.6% at 1900 °C under Ar atmosphere.


Pyrolytic Product Polymer Precursor Excellent Thermal Stability Trichlorosilane Dicumyl Peroxide 



The authors would thank the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC, No. 50973113) for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Molecular ScienceInstitute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Graduate University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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