The application of ultrasound to the synthesis of poly(organosilanes)

G. J. Price, A. M. Patel

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The effect of carrying out Wurtz type polymerizations of dichlorodiorganosilanes to poly(organosilanes) under the influence of ultrasound has been investigated. The sonochemical reaction produced faster polymerizations and higher yields in a range of systems. Previous reports of modification of molecular weight distributions have been confirmed and the results used to elucidate the mechanism of the sonochemical enhancement. The control of molecular weight distributions by variation of the ultrasound properties is also illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1289-1295
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry


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