Solid state polymerization of poly(phthalocyaninatosiloxane)

K. G. Beltsios*, T. J. Marks, S. H. Carr

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A kinetic study of the solid state formation of poly(phthalocyaninatosiloxane) ([Si(Pc)O]n), a candidate component of air-stable, light-weight, electrically conductive fibers, was performed. The initiation of reaction occurs at defect sites, whereas propagation takes place through a "chain polycondensation" scheme as a result of lattice (topochemical) control. An Avrami-type power 2 law fits the low temperature data up to high conversions and the high temperature data up to the reaction rate maximum. The maximum chain length is probably controlled by the relative phthalocyanine ring spacings of the reactant and product lattices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Mar 21 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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