Hexachlorocyclotriphosphazene undergoes a thermally induced ring-opening polymerization at temperatures above 210 degree C. Hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane also polymerizes at elevated temperatures, especially when an acidic or basic catalyst is used. Similarities exist between the mechanisms of polymerization for the two cyclic species. Since these two mechanisms are similar, it is possible that a polymerization or interaction could occur. Experiments were thus carried out to determine how the compounds reacted under conditions for thermal polymerization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|State||Published - Aug 1 1984|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics