Silicon-Containing Polymers

The Science and Technology of Their Synthesis and Applications

  • Richard G. Jones
  • Wataru Ando
  • Julian Chojnowski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Polysiloxanes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Chojnowski, M. Cypryk
      Pages 3-41
    3. Georges Belorgey, Georges Sauvet
      Pages 43-78
    4. B. Boutevin, F. Guida-Pietrasanta, A. Ratsimihety
      Pages 79-112
    5. Stephen J. Clarson
      Pages 139-155
    6. Ronald H. Baney, Xinyu Cao
      Pages 157-184
    7. Petar R. Dvornic
      Pages 185-212
    8. Michael J. Owen
      Pages 213-231
    9. Daniel Graiver, Gordon Fearon
      Pages 233-243
  3. Polycarbosilanes and Polysilazanes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. L. V. Interrante, Q. Shen
      Pages 247-321
    3. Alain Soum
      Pages 323-349
  4. Polysilanes and Related Polymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Richard G. Jones, Simon J. Holder
      Pages 353-373
    3. Michael J. Went, Hideki Sakurai, Takanobu Sanji
      Pages 419-437
    4. Masato Tanaka, Yasuo Hatanaka
      Pages 439-460

About this book

Introduction

BACKGROUND Polysiloxanes have chains constructed of alternately arranged silicon and oxygen atoms with organic groups attached to the silicon atoms. This structure gives them a unique combination of properties that hold great interest for a host of practical applications. Although they have been known and manufactured for many years, their applications continue to expand rapidly and this boosts progress in the generation of new and modified polysiloxanes. Polysiloxanes constitute the oldf'"' known class of silicon-based polymers and the broadest one when viewed in terms of the variety of structures differing in topology and the constitution of organic substituents. There are also many and various types of siloxane copolymers, some of purely siloxane structure and others of siloxane-organic composition. There is no doubt that polysiloxanes are the most technologically important silicon-based polymers. The broad class of model materials known as silicones is based on polysiloxanes. They are also the best known, as most research in the area of silicon polymers has for many years been directed towards the synthesis of new polysiloxanes, to understanding their properties and to extending their applications.

Keywords

ceramics Copolymer crystal dendrimer elastomer liquid material oxygen polymer polymer synthesis polymerization Polysilazane Silane silicon spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard G. Jones
    • 1
  • Wataru Ando
    • 2
  • Julian Chojnowski
    • 3
  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK
  2. 2.Dow Corning Asia Ltd.KanagawaJapan
  3. 3.Polish Academy of SciencesLódzPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-3939-7
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0348-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3939-7
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