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Keywords:

  • curing of polymers;
  • metathesis;
  • silacyclobutane;
  • telechelics;
  • thermal crosslink;
  • thermosets
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ADMET polymerization has been used to synthesize telechelic elastomers having silacyclobutane end groups. Subsequent thermal treatment leads to a controllable ring-opening reaction to form thermally stable thermoset materials. [Color figure can be viewed in the online issue, which is available at www.interscience.wiley.com.]