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Metals from groups I and II are commonly used to catalyze the polymerization of monomers into polymers. The polymers formed in such polymerizations are terminated with the metal used to catalyze the polymerization and are sometimes referred to as living polymers. Such polymers can be crosslinked to produce a polymeric network by utilizing the process of the present invention. More specifically, the present invention discloses a process for endlinking a living polymer comprising reacting the living polymer which is metal terminated with a halogenated silicon containing compound to produce a polymer which is terminated with halogenated silicon moieties; followed by reacting that polymer with a tertiary alcohol to produce a polymer which is terminated with hydroxy silyl moieties. The polymer which is terminated with hydroxy silyl moieties can then be endlinked into a network polymer that contains siloxane linkages by simply heating it.

Title
Siloxane containing network polymer
Application Number
6/772484
Publication Number
4618650
Application Date
September 4, 1985
Publication Date
October 21, 1986
Inventor
George Jalics
Akron
OH, US
Adel F Halasa
Bath
OH, US
Agent
Alvin T Rockhill
Assignee
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
OH, US
IPC
C08F 8/00
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