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Living Radical Polymerization of Trimethylsilylstyrene

B.W. McQuillan, S. Paguio

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 38 / Number 1 / July 2000 / Pages 108-109

Technical Paper / Thirteenth Target Fabrication Specialists’ Meeting

We have demonstrated the synthesis of poly(4-trimethylsilylstyrene) by living polymerization techniques. The use of cupruous bromide, di-n-nonylbipyridine, and phenethylbromide to polymerize neat 4-trimethylsilylstyrene at 120°C results in a narrow molecular weight polymer. The method improves on the polymer specifications made by conventional free radical methods.

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