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Method of Preparing Polysilanes and Resultant Products

Abstract: 

There is disclosed a method of making polysilanes by polymerization of a silane in the presence of a catalyst comprising a phosphine-stabilized polyhydride of an early transition metal of Groups 4 to 7 of the Periodic Table and the resultant polysilanes which have a molecular weight higher than 1,000 and a polydispersity below about 2.

Patent Number: 
5,798,428
Date Of Issue: 
08/25/1998
Inventors: 

Stuart T. Schwab;Partha Paul;Ryoichi Nishida