Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"A study has been made on the anionic polymerization of a series of cyclocarbosiloxanes of the type: [IMAGE] where n was varied from 2 to 8. The polymerization reaction in benzene, was initiated using cesium trihexyl silanolate, a unique organic soluble liquid catalysts. Benzene served as both a solvent and to shift the position of the NMR SiCH3 polymer peak away from the monomer peak making it feasible to follow the kinetics on a Varian EM-360 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer. Hexamethylphosphoramide (HMPA) was used as a promoter to solvate the initiator ions and thus increasing the polymerization rate. It was found that water present in the system decreased the polymerization rate and brought about a decrease in the molecular weight of the polymer. The polymerization rate was found to vary with the one-half power of initiator concentration, while molecular weight dropped with increasing initiator concentration. The effect of temperature was to increase the rate of polymerization. The activation energies were found to be approximately 10 kcal/mole for all of the systems studied "--Abstract, pages ii-iii.

Advisor(s)

Mayhan, Kenneth G.

Committee Member(s)

Stoffer, James O.
Zakin, J. L.
Poling, Bruce E.
Hanna, Samir B.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri--Rolla. Graduate Center for Materials Research
University of Missouri--Rolla. Department of Chemical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1974

Pagination

x, 91 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-91).

Rights

© 1974 William W. Knickmeyer, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Addition polymerization
Carbanions
Polymerization

Thesis Number

T 3037

Print OCLC #

6013256

Electronic OCLC #

912574726

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1067250~S5

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