Synthesis of high thermostable silicone gels constructed with ladderlike polysilsesquioxanes

Huai Zhong Pan, Ming Cao, Jian Hua Luo, Ping Xie, Rong Ben Zhang*, Yu Hui Lin, Neal Tai Sheng Chung

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


Heat-resistant silicone gels were synthesized by replacing the single main chain polymethylhydrosiloxane with reactive ladderlike polyhydrosilsesquioxane copolymers. Because of the interaction between polydimethylsiloxane chains and the ladderlike polysilsesquioxanes chains, the cyclization of the polydimethyls loxane chains is hindered. The high thermal stability of the ladderlike polymers can improve the thermal stability of the silicone gels without sacrificing their good comprehensive properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-533
Number of pages7
JournalChinese Journal of Polymer Science (English Edition)
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Heat-resistant
  • Interaction
  • Ladderlike polysilsesquioxane
  • Silicone gels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics


Dive into the research topics of 'Synthesis of high thermostable silicone gels constructed with ladderlike polysilsesquioxanes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this