Water-soluble poly(4,7,10,13-tetraoxatetradecylmethylsilane): Enhanced yield and improved purity via polymerization using graphite-potassium (C8K) as reducing agent

TJ Cleij, SKY Tsang, LW Jenneskens

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Application of graphite-potassium (C8K, THF, 0 degrees C), instead of convential Wurtz-type coupling conditions (Na, toluene, 110 degrees C), as reducing agent for the preparation of non-ionic, watersoluble poly(4,7,10,13-tetraoxatetradecylmethylsilane) 1 gives a markedly enhanced yield as well as a high molecular weight polymer of high purity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-330
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes

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