Functionalized fluorinated hyperbranched polymers for optical waveguide applications

Citation
C. Pitois et al., Functionalized fluorinated hyperbranched polymers for optical waveguide applications, ADVAN MATER, 13(19), 2001, pp. 1483
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Multidisciplinary,"Material Science & Engineering
Journal title
ADVANCED MATERIALS
ISSN journal
0935-9648 → ACNP
Volume
13
Issue
19
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0935-9648(20011002)13:19<1483:FFHPFO>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
Fluorinated dendritic or hyperbranched polymers are demonstrated for the fi rst time to be potentially useful for optical waveguide applications, for e xample in telecommunications. The required materials properties include the control of the refractive index over a wide range and UV-crosslinking for ease of processing and stable long-term mechanical properties. The authors report the synthesis of suitable functionalized fluorinated hyperbranched p olymers and how the above requirements can be met by functionalization at t he periphery of the polymers.