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NEDO and AIST Develop New Method of Synthesizing Polysiloxane That Allows for Control of Molecular Weight and Terminal Structure

– Expected to contribute to the development of highly functional and high-performing silicone materials –
February  20,2018
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

NEDO and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have developed a new method of synthesizing polysiloxane through a novel catalytic reaction, during which the molecular weight and terminal structure can be controlled. This newly developed method makes the synthesis process safer and easier while precisely controlling the molecular structure of polysiloxane, which may affect the physical properties of silicone materials, such as those developed with organic silicon. The results of this research are expected to contribute to the development of highly functional and high-performing silicon materials.

Details of these research results were published in the British journal Chemical Science (DOI:10.1039/c7sc0423e) on February 19, 2018 (local time).

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NEDO Environment Department
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National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalytic Chemistry, Heteroatom Chemistry Team
Contact Person: Igarashi Tel: +81-29-861-9387­ E-mail: masayasu-igarashi@aist.go.jp