Soft Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Elastomers from Architecture-Driven Entanglement Free Design

Journal Article (Academic article)

Soft, solvent-free poly(dimethylsiloxane) elastomers are fabricated by a one-step process via crosslinking bottlebrush polymers. The bottlebrush architecture prevents the formation of entanglements, resulting in elastomers with precisely controllable low moduli from 1 to 100 kPa, below the lower limit of traditional elastomers; moreover, the solvent-free nature enables their negligible adhesiveness compared to commercially available silicone products of similar stiffness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cai, LH; Kodger, TE; Guerra, RE; Pegoraro, AF; Rubinstein, M; Weitz, DA

Published Date

  • 2015

Published In

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1521-4095

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/adma.201502771