Silicon Based Polymers

Advances in Synthesis and Supramolecular Organization

  • François Ganachaud
  • Sylvie Boileau
  • Bruno Boury
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Functional Polysiloxanes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bhanu P. S. Chauhan, Bharathi Balagam, Jitendra S. Rathore, Alok Sarkar
      Pages 3-18
    3. Odile Fichet, Frédéric Vidal, Vincent Darras, Sylvie Boileau, Dominique Teyssié
      Pages 19-28
    4. David B. Thompson, Amanda S. Fawcett, Michael A. Brook
      Pages 29-38
    5. Elke Fritz-Langhals
      Pages 39-50
    6. Nicolae Hurduc, Ramona Enea, Ana Maria Resmerita, Ioana Moleavin, Mihaela Cristea, Dan Scutaru
      Pages 65-83
    7. Emmanuel Pouget, François Ganachaud, Bernard Boutevin
      Pages 85-98
    8. Corinne Binet, Matthieu Dumont, Juliette Fitremann, Stéphane Gineste, Elisabeth Laurent, Jean-Daniel Marty et al.
      Pages 135-151
    9. Włodzimierz A. Stańzyk, Anna Czech, Wojciech Duczmal, Tomasz Ganicz, Małgorzata Noskowska, Anna Szeląg
      Pages 153-161
    10. Ahlem Noomen, Alexandra Penciu, Souhaira Hbaieb, Hélène Parrot-Lopez, Noureddine Amdouni, Yves Chevalier et al.
      Pages 163-179
    11. Juliette Fitremann, Waêl Moukarzel, Monique Mauzac
      Pages 181-202
  3. Functional Polysilsesquioxanes

  4. Polysilanes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-285

About these proceedings


Silicon Based Polymers presents highlights in advanced research and technological innovations using macromolecular organosilicon compounds and systems, as presented in the 2007 ISPO congress. Silicon-containing materials and polymers are used all over the world and in a variety of industries, domestic products and high technology applications.

Among them, silicones are certainly the most well–known, however there are still new properties discovered and preparative processes developed all the time, therefore adding to their potential. Less known, but in preparation for the future, are other silicon containing-polymers which are now close to maturity and in fact some are already available like polysilsesquioxanes and polysilanes.

All these silicon based materials can adopt very different structures like chains, dendrimers, hyperbranched and networks, physical and chemical gels. The result is a vast array of materials with applications in various areas such as optics, electronics, ionic electrolytes, liquid crystals, biomaterials, ceramics and concrete, paints and coatings … all needed to face the environmental, energetical and technological issues of today. Some industrial aspects of the applications of these materials will also be presented.


Compound Copolymer Industrial Applications Macromolecular Organosilicon Silicon Chemistry Sol-Gel Chemistry Supramolecular polymer

Editors and affiliations

  • François Ganachaud
    • 1
  • Sylvie Boileau
    • 2
  • Bruno Boury
    • 3
  1. 1.Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de MontpellierUMR 5253 - Institut Charles Gerhardt, Ingénierie et Architectures MacromoléculairesMontpellier CX 05France
  2. 2.Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux, Paris-Est (ICMPE) SPC-CNRSThiaisFrance
  3. 3.Université Montpellier II, Institut Charles Gerhardt, Chimie Moléculaire et organisation du solideMontpellier CX 05France

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