Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 38 / Number 1 / July 2000 / Pages 108-109
Technical Paper / Thirteenth Target Fabrication Specialists’ Meeting / dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST00-A36124
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.