Chapter 36. Preparation, Characterization, and Pyrolysis of Decaborane (14) -Based Polymers: B4C/BN and BN Procedures

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. William S. Rees Jr. and
  2. Dietmar Seyferth

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310557.ch36

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 7/8

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 7/8

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Rees, W. S. and Seyferth, D. (1989) Preparation, Characterization, and Pyrolysis of Decaborane (14) -Based Polymers: B4C/BN and BN Procedures, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310557.ch36

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374863

Online ISBN: 9780470310557

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Keywords:

  • phosphorus;
  • dimethylsulfoxide;
  • chemical vapor infiltration;
  • polymers;
  • chemical vapor deposition

Summary

Boron nitride and carbonitride are the pyrolysis products of -[-B10H12·dia-mine-]-x polymers. The relative amount of each ceramic may be controlled by choice of the pyrolysis conditions. A general preparative route to these polymers has been developed and both polymeric and ceramic materials have been characterized. A possible mechanism for the pyrolysis of these polymers has been derived. The major uses of preceramic polymers (binders, fibers, coatings) are outlined.