Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 18, 2005
Previous Article Next Article

Facile synthesis of linear poly(dibutylstannane)

Author affiliations


We present a facile, high-yield synthetic route to linear poly(dibutylstannane) of relatively high molecular weight (Mw = 20 × 103 g mol−1) through dehydropolymerization of dibutylstannane with the catalyst [RhCl(PPh3)3]. Unlike previously synthesized polystannanes, the present materials were entirely free of cyclic oligomers. A reversible phase transition was observed at a temperature of ∼1 °C, which was found to be associated with a marked change in crystalline order. The material appeared to be in a liquid-crystalline-like state at room temperature and could be readily oriented by simple shearing processes, which resulted in highly ordered films.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of linear poly(dibutylstannane)

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 15 Nov 2004, accepted on 17 Feb 2005 and first published on 04 Mar 2005

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B417401C
J. Mater. Chem., 2005,15, 1789-1792

  •   Request permissions

    Facile synthesis of linear poly(dibutylstannane)

    F. Choffat, P. Smith and W. Caseri, J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 1789
    DOI: 10.1039/B417401C

Search articles by author