Design and syntheses of poly(norbornenyldecaborane) precursors to boron carbide and boron-carbide/silicon-carbide ceramics

Xiaolan Wei, Daniel T. Welna, Jared D. Bender, Larry G. Sneddon, Harry R. Allcock

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Poly(norbornenyldecaborane) (PND) was synthesized via ruthenium catalyzed ring opening metathesis polymerization and was found to be a good single-source polymeric boron carbide precursor. Polymer blends of PND and allylhydridopolycarbosilane (AHPCS) were also found to be excellent precursors to boron-carbide/silicon-carbide composite materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberFF1.8
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2005


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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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