Living anionic polymerization of hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane (D 3) using functionalized initiation

Casey L. Elkins, Timothy E. Long

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A series of poly(dimethysiloxane) (PDMS) homopolymers were synthesized by living anionic polymerization using a protected amine functionalized initiator. Each functionalized initiator molecules had produced a macromolecule with the desired functionality at the chain end regardless to the molar mass of the polymer. The synthesis of PDMS homopolymers was done using 3-[(N-benzyl-N- methyl)-amino]-1-propyllithium. It was found that the protecting group was removed quantitively to yield a secondary amine functionality at the polymer chain end.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6657-6659
Number of pages3
Issue number17
StatePublished - Aug 24 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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