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Unsaturated Carbosilane and Carbosiloxane Polymers Possessing the Reactive Si-C1 Bond.
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE
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The objective of this research has been broadened from simply producing a highly solvent resistant thermoplastic elastomer for military use to producing a polymer backbone that can be used both as an elastomer as well as for other materials. The idea is to create a common denominator polymer backbone that can be applied in many ways. Specifically, the intent is to improve upon existing materials such as butyl rubber in terms processability, recyclability, durability and elasticity. Broadening the scope of this reaction would streamline the Armys materials inventory. Potential applications such as mounting structures for military vehicles, conformable seals, flexible fuel cells and the like are all possible applications for this chemistry.
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