Preface Chapter 1 - Functional Polysiloxanes 1 - New Avenues, New Outcomes: Nanoparticle Catalysis for Polymer MakeoversnBhanu P. S. Chauhan, Bharathi Balagam, Jitendra S. Rathore and Alok Sarkar 2 - Polysiloxane based Interpenetrating Polymer networks: synthesis and propertiesnOdile Fichet, Frédéric Vidal, Vincent Darras, Sylvie Boileau and Dominique Teyssié 3 - Simple Strategies to Manipulate Hydrophilic Domains in SiliconesnDavid B. Thompson, Amanda S. Fawcett and Michael A. Brook 4 - Aldehyde and Carboxy Functional PolysiloxanesnElke Fritz-Langhals 5 - Molecular Devices. Chiral, Bichromophoric Silicones: Ordering Principles in Complex MoleculesnHeinz Langhals 6 - Modified azo-polysiloxanes for complex photo-sensible supramolecular systemsnNicolae Hurduc, Ramona Enea, Ana-Maria Resmerita, Ioana Moleavin, Mariana Cristea, Dan Scutaru 7 - Thermoreversible crosslinking of silicones using acceptor-donor interactionsnEmmanuel Pouget, François Ganachaud and Bernard Boutevin 8 - Star-shape Poly(methylvinyl-co-dimethyl)siloxanes with Carbosilane Core - Synthesis and ApplicationnAnna Kowalewska and Bogumila Delczyk 9 - Copolycondensation of functional silanes and siloxanes in solution using tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane as a catalyst in a view to generate hybrid siliconesnClaire Longuet and François Ganachaud 10 - Hydrosilylation of polymethylhydrogenosiloxanes in the presence of functional molecules such as amines, esters or alcoholsnCorinne Binet, Mathieu Dumont, Juliette Fitremann, Stéphane Gineste, Elisabeth Laurent, Jean-Daniel Marty, MoniqueMauzac, Anne-Françoise Mingotaud, Waêl Moukarzel, Guillaume Palaprat and Lacramioara Zadoina 11 - High Refraction Index Polysiloxanes via Organometallic Routes - an Overview.nWlodzimierz A. Stanczyk, Anna Czech, Wojciech Duczmal, Tomasz Ganicz, Malgorzata Noskowska and Anna Szelag 12 - Grafting ß-cyclodextrins to silicone, formulation of emulsions and encapsulation of antifungal drugnAhlem Noomen, Alexandra Penciu, Souhaira Hbaieb, Rafik Kalfat, Hélène Parrot-Lopez, Noureddine Amdouni and Yves Chevalier 13 - GlycosiliconesnJuliette Fitremann, Waêl Moukarzel and Monique Mauzac Chapter 2 - Functional Polysilsesquioxanes 1 - Silsesquioxane-based Polymers: Synthesis of Phenylsilsesquioxanes with Double-decker Structure and Their PolymersnKazuhiro Yoshida, Takayuki Hattori and Nobumasa Ootake 2 - Organosilica Mesoporous Materials With Double Functionnality Amino Groups and b-cyclodextrine -Synthesis and PropertiesnMaryse Bacquet, Stéphanie Willai, Michel Morcellet 3 - Direct synthesis of mesoporous hybrid organic-inorganic silica powders and thin films for potential non linear optic applicationsnEric Besson, Ahmad Mehdi, Catherine Réyé, Alain Gibaud and Robert J. P. Corriu 4 - Self-association in hybrid organic-inorganic silicon-based material prepared by surfactant-free sol-gel of organosilane.nBruno Boury Chapter 3 - Polysilanes 1 - The Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Self-Organisation of Polysilane Block CopolymersnSimon J. Holder and Richard G. Jones
Silicon Based Polymers presents highlights in advanced research and technological innovations using macromolecular organosilicon compounds and systems, as presented in the 2007 ISPO congress. Silicon-containing materials and polymers are used all over the world and in a variety of industries, domestic products and high technology applications.
Among them, silicones are certainly the most well-known, however there are still new properties discovered and preparative processes developed all the time, therefore adding to their potential. Less known, but in preparation for the future, are other silicon containing-polymers which are now close to maturity and in fact some are already available like polysilsesquioxanes and polysilanes.
All these silicon based materials can adopt very different structures like chains, dendrimers, hyperbranched and networks, physical and chemical gels. The result is a vast array of materials with applications in various areas such as optics, electronics, ionic electrolytes, liquid crystals, biomaterials, ceramics and concrete, paints and coatings ... all needed to face the environmental, energetical and technological issues of today. Some industrial aspects of the applications of these materials will also be presented.
There is an increasing interest in materials based on silicon chemistry that cover several domains : (1) polymer chemistry and physics (2) sol-gel chemistry (3) and a large variety of applications
Developments are continuing at a fast rate, presentation of the results is absolutely necessary