JOURNAL OF MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE PART A-PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY, vol.45, no.5, pp.358-363, 2008 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE PART A-PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
pre-ceramic polymer, diamond, electroinitiated polymerization, PRESSURE POLYMER PRECURSOR, MORPHOLOGICAL FEATURES, FILMS, CARBON, POLY(PHENYLCARBYNE), TEMPERATURES, GROWTH, LASER
Middle East Technical University Affiliated:
Polycarbynes have previously been shown to be polymeric precursors to diamond and diamond-like carbon. Here, we report an incredibly simple method for producing one of these polymers, poly(hydridocarbyne). The method simply requires chloroform, electricity, a solvent and an electrolyte. Since the polymer is soluble, the production of diamond objects of any shape is feasible. It is hoped that the ease of the synthesis will make these types of polymers accessible to scientists from all disciplines and that the potential applications for this material, which range from electrical to biomedical, are finally realized.