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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 16, Number 11
BKCSDE 16(11)
November 20, 1995 

 
Title
Dehydropolymerization of Bis(silyl)alkylbenzenes to Highly Cross-Linked Polysilanes, Catalyzed by Group 4 Metallocene Complex
Author
Hee-Gweon Woo*, Sook-Yeon Kim, Whan-Gi Kim, Seung Ho Yeon, Eun Jeong Cho, Il Nam Jung
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Abstract
Bis(silyl)alkylbenzenes such as bis(1-sila-sec-butyl)benzene (1) and 2-phenyl-1,3-disilapropane (2) were prepared in high yields by reduction of the corresponding chlorosilanes with LiAlH4. The dehydropolymerization of 1 and 2 was carried out with group 4 metallocene complexes generated in situ from Cp2MCl2/Red-Al and Cp2MCl2/n-BuLi (M=Ti, Hf), producing two phases of polymers. The TGA residue yields of the insoluble polymers were in the range of 64-74%. The molecular weights of the soluble polymers produced ranged from 700 to 5000 (Mw vs polystyrene) and from 500 to 900 (Mn vs polystyrene). The dehydropolymerization of 1 and 2 seemed to initially produce a low-molecular-weight polymer, which then underwent an extensive cross-linking reaction of backbone Si-H bonds, leading to an insoluble polymer.
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1109 - 1112
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