Elastomers based on the polyphosphazene skeletal platform are the subject of broad interest from both biomedical and technological viewpoints. Here, we describe a fourth generation of polyphosphazene elastomers with both 2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy (CF3CH2O-) and nonfluorinated alkoxy groups such as CH3CH2O-, CH3CH2CH2O-, or CH3CH2CH2CH2O- units. These structures provided access to elastomers with very low glass transition temperatures in the range of -60 to -90 °C. Variations in the relative percentages of the alkoxy and trifluoroethoxy side groups have a significant influence on the physical properties, which were studied by stress-strain, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermogravimetric analysis techniques. Biomedical materials focused on cardiovascular and dental applications are target applications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Organic Chemistry