The invention relates to the synthesis of siloxane polymers containing self-complementary quadruple hydrogen bonding groups (4H-units). The resulting polymers show unique new characteristics that result from the reversible, physical interactions between the polysiloxane chains that are based on the (supramolecular) interactions between the 4H-units. The polysiloxanes in this invention show unprecedented bulk material properties and are used as gelling agents for silicone fluids. The resulting gels are clear and display good material properties, while having unparalleled high silicone fluid contents.
|Published - 24 Jun 2004