Kumada Rearrangement of Polydimethylsilane Using a Catalytic Process
Polycarbosilane was synthesized from polydimethylsilane in the presence of ZSM-5 (Si/Al=30) as a catalyst at 350oC-400oC. Characterization of synthesized polycarbosilane was performed with 29Si Solid NMR, FT-IR, and GPC analysis. Number average of molecular weight (Mn) of the polycarbosilane was ranged from 350 to 2340.
T. Ohji, T. Sekino and K. Niihara
Y. Kim et al., "Kumada Rearrangement of Polydimethylsilane Using a Catalytic Process", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 317-318, pp. 85-88, 2006