Model networks of ct,t~-dihydroxy-poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) were prepared by tetrafunctional crosslinking agent tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) and the catalyst stannous 2-ethylhexanoate. Hydroxylterminated chains of PDMS having molecular weights 15 x 10 3 and 75 x 103 gmol-1 were used in the crosslinking reaction. Bimodal networks were obtained from a 50% (w/w) mixture of PDMS chains with M, = 15 ? 103 and 75 x 103 g mol-1. A sequential interpenetrating network of these PDMS chains was also prepared. Physical properties of the elastomers were determined by stress-strain tests, swelling and extraction experiments, and differential scanning calorimetry measurements
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Interpenetrating polymer networks of poly(dimethylsiloxane): 1. Preparation and characterization / E. Elif Hamurcu and Bahattin M. Baysal* // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 5163-5167.