Chapter 21. Siloxane Polymers and Copolymers

  1. Saul Patai Professor and
  2. Zvi Rappoport
  1. T. C. Kendrick,
  2. B. Parbhoo and
  3. J. W. White

Published Online: 10 AUG 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0470025107.ch21

Organic Silicon Compounds Volume 1 and Volume 2 (1989)

Organic Silicon Compounds Volume 1 and Volume 2 (1989)

How to Cite

Kendrick, T. C., Parbhoo, B. and White, J. W. (1989) Siloxane Polymers and Copolymers, in Organic Silicon Compounds Volume 1 and Volume 2 (1989) (eds S. Patai and Z. Rappoport), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470025107.ch21

Editor Information

  1. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Author Information

  1. Dow Corning Ltd, Barry, S. Glamorgan, CF6 7YL, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 AUG 2004
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 1989

Book Series:

  1. PATAI'S Chemistry of Functional Groups

Book Series Editors:

  1. Saul Patai

Series Editor Information

  1. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471919933

Online ISBN: 9780470025109



This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ring–Chain Equilibria in the Siloxane System

  • Polymerization of Cyclosiloxanes

    • Anionic Polymerization

      • Anionic Polymerization of Cyclotetrasiloxanes

      • Anionic Polymerization of Cyclotrisiloxanes

      • Anionic Polymerization of Cyclosiloxane Species of More Than Four Siloxane Units

      • Molecular Weight Distributions and the Nature of the Redistribution Reactions Involving the Siloxane Chain

      • Summary

    • Cationic Polymerization of Cyclosiloxanes

      • Introduction

      • Kinetic Studies of the Cationic Polymerization of Cyclosiloxanes

      • Mechanism of the Cyclization Reaction and the Nature of the Acidolysis Condensation Equilibrium

      • Summary

  • Copolymerization of Cyclosiloxanes and the Characterization of Siloxane Copolymers

    • Characterization of Siloxane Copolymers

    • Linear Siloxane Copolymers

      • Theoretical Models for Mixed Cyclic Polymerization

    • Copolymer Microstructure

      • Analysis of Kinetic Chains

      • Number Average Sequence Length

      • Thermodynamic Chains

    • Summary

  • Degradation of Polysiloxanes

    • Introduction

    • Silanol End Blocked PDMS

    • Degradation of Trimethylsilyl End Blocked PDMS

    • Degradation of Branched PDMS

    • Degradation of Copolysiloxanes

    • The Effect of the Degradation Environment

      • The Effect of Oxygen

      • The Effect of Alkaline Catalysts

    • Kinetics of Thermal Depolymerization

  • Organofunctional Siloxanes

    • Introduction

    • Synthesis of Organofunctional Silanes

      • Hydrosilylation

      • Other Methods

    • Synthesis of Organofunctional Siloxanes

      • From Organofunctional Siloxane Monomers

      • From ≡SiH Containing Siloxane Polymers

      • From Chloroalkyl Functional Siloxanes

      • Organic Modification of Functional Siloxanes

    • Properties of Organofunctional Siloxanes

      • Physical Properties

      • Chemical Properties

    • Applications of Organofunctional Siloxanes

      • Radiation Curing Siloxanes

      • Textile Treatments

      • Cosmetic Applications

      • Photolithography

    • Conclusions

  • The Surface Activity of Linear Siloxane Polymers and Copolymers

    • The Behaviour of Linear Polysiloxanes at the Air/Liquid Interface

    • The Behaviour of Block Copolymers at the Air/Liquid Interface

    • Surface Active Siloxanes

  • References