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Facile synthesis of dendron-branched silicone polymers

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Abstract

Monofunctional dendritic silicone branches were created from hydro- and alkoxysilanes using the Piers–Rubinsztajn reaction. Platinum-catalyzed hydrosilylation of the dendrons onto functional (MeHSiO) silicone backbones at various frequencies led to a library of branched silicones. Viscosities of the polymers increased with branch frequency to a maximum beyond which the viscosity decreased, as a consequence of a globular transition.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of dendron-branched silicone polymers

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The article was received on 16 Feb 2017, accepted on 14 Mar 2017 and first published on 15 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00260B
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 2743-2746
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    Facile synthesis of dendron-branched silicone polymers

    J. Morgan, T. Chen, R. Hayes, T. Dickie, T. Urlich and M. A. Brook, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 2743
    DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00260B

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