Effect of Ring Functionalization on the Reaction Temperature of Benzocyclobutene Thermoset Polymers

Colin O. Hayes, Peng Hao Chen, R. Paxton Thedford, Christopher J. Ellison, Guangbin Dong, C. Grant Willson

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Abstract

The temperature required to induce cross-linking in typical benzocyclobutene-based thermosets is near 250 °C, which exceeds the use temperature of many chemical components. A new and versatile synthesis of BCB-functionalized monomers has allowed access to monomers that can be incorporated into a variety of macromolecular platforms to enable significantly reduced cure temperatures. Incorporation of BCB-functionalized comonomers in polystyrene and polynorbornene enabled insolublization of thin films by curing at only 120 °C for 1 h.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3706-3715
Number of pages10
JournalMacromolecules
Volume49
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2016

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