Chapter 18. Synthesis and Applications of a Vinylsilazane Preceramic Polymer

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. William Toreki,
  2. Christopher D. Batich,
  3. Michael D. Sacks and
  4. Augusto A. Morrone

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313053.ch18

14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 9/10

14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Toreki, W., Batich, C. D., Sacks, M. D. and Morrone, A. A. (2008) Synthesis and Applications of a Vinylsilazane Preceramic Polymer, in 14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313053.ch18

Author Information

  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374931

Online ISBN: 9780470313053

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Keywords:

  • spectroscopy;
  • chromatography;
  • polymers;
  • microscopy;
  • polysilanes

Summary

Vinyl polymerization (in bulk and in solution) of a cyclic oligomer of vinyl-methylsilazane (i.e., 1,3,5-trimelhyl-1,3,5-trivinylcyclotrisilazane) was investigated as a method for preparing polymeric precursors to silicon carbide and silicon nitride. After synthesis, the polymers were characterized by size exclusion chromatography and infrared (IR) spectroscopy. Polymers were pyrolyzed under various conditions, and the resulting ceramic products were characterized by IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, elemental analysis, helium pycnometry, and gas adsorption surface area analysis. Potential applications for the polymers are discussed.