Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Siloxane urethane block copolymers were prepared with siloxanes as the soft segment. Films were cast from a variety of solvents. Solvent has an effect on the segregation of soft and hard segments. Surface studies, including ESCA, EDS, and FT-IR, show well segregated block copolymers with enhanced siloxane on the surface. DSC studies show a low mp (-44°C) for the soft segment and a Tg for the hard segment above room temperature. These materials show higher thermal stability compared to polyether urethane block copolymers. These copolymers also show relatively good resistance to exposure to oxygen plasma and show improved flame retardancy compared to nonsiliconated, polyether polyurethane block copolymers. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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