Synthesis of Comb Polysiloxane Polyelectrolytes Containing Oligoether and Perfluoroether Side Chains

J. F. Snyder, J. C. Hutchison, M. A. Ratner, D. F. Shriver

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Comb polyelectrolytes consisting of a polysiloxane backbone with tetraglyme and lithium-sulfonate terminated perfluoroether side chains have been synthesized. Both types of side chains were independently prepared with allyl functionality and attached to poly(methylhydrosiloxane) by hydrosilylation. Several methods are described to form lithium sulfonate from sulfonate esters. Spectroscopic and thermal characterizations of the resulting polyelectrolyte are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4223-4230
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 4 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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