Sol-gel kinetics for the preparation of inorganic/organic siloxane copolymers

Stephen E. Rankin, Chris Macosko, Alon V McCormick

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A model is described which incorporates hydrolysis pseudo-equilibrium to quantify the evolution of silicon site distributions in sol-gel polymerization up to higher conversions than previously possible. 29Si nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy data are used 1) to provide a means of recognizing hydrolysis pseudo-equilibrium and 2) to provide examples where different substitution effects on condensation rate coefficients caused by branching are observed. Extension of the model to copolymerization is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 MRS Spring Symposium - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 8 1996Apr 12 1996


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