|Title||Soft Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Elastomers from Architecture-Driven Entanglement Free Design|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||LH Cai, TE Kodger, RE Guerra, AF Pegoraro, M Rubinstein, and DA Weitz|
|Pagination||5132 - 5140|
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.
|Short Title||Adv Mater|