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Title:
HETEROCHAIN POLYMER COMPOSITION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/133947
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
This disclosure relates to polymerizable silicone compositions, methods for polymerizing such compositions, and to polymerized silicone compositions formed thereby. In one embodiment, a polymerizable composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a plurality of silicon hydride functional groups, one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a plurality of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups; and one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising at least about one silicon hydride functional group and at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group; one or more reactive organic compounds, each comprising at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group; and an effective amount of a borane catalyst, present, for example, in an amount within the range of 0.0005 wt% to about 10 wt%, wherein the ratio of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups to reactive silicon hydride functional groups in the composition is in the range of 1:5 to 5:1.

Inventors:
ZHANG, Jianfeng (479 Boston Turnpike, Apt.12Shrewsbury, MA, 01545, US)
DING, Jian L. (170 Rampart Drive, Glastonbury, CT, 06033, US)
WANG, Ying (5B Mayberry Drive, Westborough, MA, 01581, US)
LIU, Xipeng (166 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742, US)
Application Number:
US2018/068085
Publication Date:
July 04, 2019
Filing Date:
December 30, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION (31500 Solon Road, Solon, OH, 44139, US)
International Classes:
C08G77/12; C08G77/08; C08G77/14; C08G77/28; C08K5/54; C08L83/06; C08L83/08; C09D183/06; C09D183/08
Domestic Patent References:
WO2013096332A12013-06-27
WO2016098021A12016-06-23
Foreign References:
US20110268677A12011-11-03
US20100158824A12010-06-24
Other References:
XUE, L. ET AL.: "Precise Synthesis of Poly(silphenylenesiloxane)s with Epoxy Side Functional Groupsby Tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane as a Catalyst", POLYMER JOURNAL, vol. 39, no. 4, 2007, pages 379 - 388, XP055193717, doi:10.1295/polymj.PJ2006171
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SUGGS, James V. (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, 300 South Wacker DriveChicago, IL, 60606, US)
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Claims:
We claim:

1. A polymerizable composition comprising:

one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprising one or more of

one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a

plurality of silicon hydride functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%;

one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilane, each comprising a plurality of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%; and one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising at least about one silicon hydride functional group and at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%;

one or more reactive organic compounds, each comprising at least about one

reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%; and

an effective amount of a borane catalyst, present, for example, in an amount within the range of 0.0005 wt% to about 10 wt%,

wherein the ratio of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups to reactive silicon hydride functional groups in the composition is in the range of 1 :5 to 5:1.

2. A polymerizable composition according to claim 1 , wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is an organosiloxane comprising about two or more siloxane repeat units, wherein the number of siloxane repeat units comprising a silicon hydride functional group is within the range of about 0.5% to about 60% of the total number of siloxane repeat units (i.e. , per molecule on average over the sample).

3. A polymerizable composition according to claim 1 or claim 2, wherein the one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprise a hydride terminated polysiloxane, or a polysiloxane having silicon hydrides along its polysiloxane backbone, or a silane or disiloxane bearing two silicon hydrides.

4. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-3 wherein the one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprise one or more of hydride-terminated PDMS; methylhydrosiloxane-dimethylsiloxane copolymer; polymethylhydrosiloxanes; and methylhydrogen silicone fluid (side chain type); 2,4,6,8-tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane; and methylhydrosiloxane-phenylmethylsiloxane copolymer.

5. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-4, wherein, if present, the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in a total amount of about 1 wt% to about 70 wt%.

6. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-5, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxane or organosilanes is an organosiloxane comprising about two or more siloxane units, and wherein the number of siloxane units comprising a reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group is within the range of about 0.5% to about 20% of the total number of siloxane units.

7. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-6 wherein the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprise an epoxy-terminated polysiloxane, or a polysiloxane having epoxides along its polysiloxane backbone.

8. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-7 wherein the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprise one or more of epoxide-terminated polysiloxanes; epoxycyclohexylethylmethylsiloxane-dimethylsiloxane copolymer; 2, 4,6,8- tetramethyl-2,4,6,8-tetrakis(propyl glycidyl ether)cyclotetrasiloxane; and epoxy-modified side-chain type silicone fluids (e.g., epoxypropoxypropyl)methylsiloxane-siloxane

copolymer).

9. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-8, wherein, if present, the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in a total amount of about 1 wt% to about 70 wt%.

10. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-9, wherein the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprise one or more of an polysiloxane terminated with one or more epoxides and having one or more silicon hydrides along its backbone, a polysiloxane terminated with one or more silicon hydrides and having one or more epoxides along its backbone; a polysiloxane terminated with a silicon hydride and with an epoxide; or a polysiloxane having one or more silicon hydrides and one or more epoxides along its polysiloxane backbone.

11. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-10, wherein the one or more reactive organic compounds are present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 80 wt%, e.g., about 1 wt% to about 80 wt%.

12. The polymerizable composition of any of claims 1-85, wherein one or more of the reactive organic compounds comprises about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group.

13. The polymerizable composition of any of claims 1-12, wherein one or more of the reactive organic compounds comprises about at least about two (e.g., about two, for example, 1.7-2.3) reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups.

14. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-13, wherein each

heterocycloalkyl functional group is an epoxide.

15. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-13, wherein each

heterocycloalkyl functional group is an oxetane or an episulfide.

16. The polymerizable composition of any of claims 1-15, wherein the polymerizable

composition comprises:

one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 95 wt%; and

one or more reactive organic compounds in an amount within the range of about 5 wt% to about 90 wt%

17. The polymerizable composition of any of claims 1-15, wherein the polymerizable composition comprises one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 30 wt% to about 99.95 wt%; and one or more reactive organic compounds in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 60 wt%.

18. The polymerizable composition of any of claims 1-17, wherein the ratio of silicon hydride functional groups to reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups in the composition is within the range of 1 :2 to 2: 1.

19. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-17, wherein the ratio of silicon hydride functional groups to reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups in the composition is within the range of 1 :5 to 1 :1.

20. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-19, wherein composition is substantially free of hydrosilylatable ethylenic unsaturations (e.g., less than 0.05 at% of atoms making up hydrosilylatable ethylenic unsaturations).

21. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-20, wherein the ratio of hydrosilylatable ethylenic unsaturations to silicon hydride functional groups is less than 0.05.

22. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-21 , wherein the borane catalyst comprises B(CeFs)3 or a tetra(pentafluorophenyl)borate salt such as

[(C6F5)3PF][B(C6F5)4].

23. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-22, wherein the borane catalyst is present in an amount in the range of about 0.01 wt% to about 5 wt%.

24. A polymerizable composition of any of claims 1-23, wherein the polymerizable composition is substantially free (e.g., less than 0.1 wt%) of transition metal hydrosilylation catalysts.

25. The polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-24, wherein the polymerizable composition further comprises one or more adhesion promoters, e.g., one or more silanes, or any combination thereof, in a total amount up to about 10 wt% of the composition; and/or one or more fillers (e.g., silicone resin, other polymers, silica, glasses, minerals, and metal oxides, nitrides, carbonates, or carbides, in the form of, for example, powder, flake, or fibers) in a total amount up to about 75 wt% of the composition.

26. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-25, wherein the total amount of first, second and third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, reactive organic compounds, adhesion promoters, fillers, and borane catalyst is at least about 70 wt%, e.g., at least about 80 wt% of the composition.

27. A solvent-borne coating composition, comprising a polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-26, dispersed in a solvent.

28. A method for preparing a cross-linked silicone material, the method comprising providing a polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-27, and polymerizing the polymerizable composition.

29. The method according to claim 28, wherein the polymerizable composition is formed and polymerized by a process selected from injection molding, transfer molding, reactive extrusion, continuous printing, batched printing, photolithography, and 3D printing.

30. A polymerized composition made by a method of claim 28 or claim 29.

31. A polymerized composition that is the polymerization product of a polymerizable composition of any of claims 1-27.

32. The polymerized composition of claim 30 or claim 31 , wherein the molar ratio of a total of heterocycloalkyl-hydrosilyl addition products to a total of heterocycloalkyl-heterocycloalkyl addition products is at least 2:1.

33. A polymerizable composition, polymerized composition, article or method of any of claims 1-32, wherein

the one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in an amount no more than about 89.95 wt%;

the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes, are present in an amount no more than about 89.95 wt%; the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in an amount no more than about 89.95 wt%; and

the one or more reactive organic compounds are present in an amount no more than about 89.95 wt%; and

wherein the composition further includes one or more tackifiers, present in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 99.95 wt% (e.g., about 10 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 75 wt%).

34. A polymerizable composition according to any of claims 1-27, wherein the polymerizable composition when polymerized has a release force of no more than 200 gf/inch (e.g., no more than 100 gf/inch or no more than 50 gf/inch) as measured by PSTC 4 test procedure.

Description:
HETEROCHAIN POLYMER COMPOSITION

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001] This application claims the benefit of priority of U.S. Provisional Patent Applications no. 62/612332, filed December 30, 2017; no. 62/612336, filed December 30, 2017; no. 62/612337, filed December 30, 2017; and no. 62/612338, filed December 30, 2017, each of which is hereby incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

BACKGROUND OF THE DISCLOSURE

Field of the Disclosure

[0002] This disclosure relates generally to heterochain polymer compositions. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to polymerizable silicone and carbon-based organic compositions, methods for polymerizing such compositions, and to polymerized compositions formed thereby, including compositions useful as adhesives (including pressure-sensitive adhesives), sealants and release materials.

Technical Background

[0003] Silicones, also known as polysiloxanes, are polymers that include any inert, synthetic compound made up of repeating units of siloxane, which is a chain of alternating silicon atoms and oxygen atoms, frequently combined with carbon and hydrogen. Silicones are widely used in applications including electronics, household goods, automobiles, and cosmetics.

[0004] While linear silicones of any molecular weight are fluidic due to the flexibility of silicon-oxygen bonds, silicones can be polymerized, or crosslinked (i.e. , cured or

vulcanized), to provide, for example, liquids, elastomers, gels, hard plastics, and resins, for use in applications such as sealants, adhesives, lubricants, thermal and electrical insulation, cooking utensils, etc.

[0005] Silicones are conventionally crosslinked via peroxide curing, addition curing, and condensation curing. Peroxide curing, often utilized to cure molded or extruded high- consistency silicone rubber (HCR), involves thermally decomposing peroxides to provide free radicals that initiate crosslinking between silicones. Peroxides such as di-aralkyl peroxides, alkyl-aralkyl peroxides, and di-alkyl peroxides decompose at relatively low temperatures, but provide radicals capable of forming crosslinks between an alkyl group and a vinyl group. Non-vinyl specific peroxides, such as diacyl peroxides and peroxy esters, provide radicals capable of forming crosslinks between two alkyl groups, but decompose only at relatively high temperatures. Peroxides are normally included in amounts of about 1% of a composition to achieve effective curing. While some, or even most, of the decomposed peroxide derivatives are consumed during processing and/or post-curing at elevated temperatures, byproducts that may be undesirable in, for example, medical or pharmaceutical applications remain in the silicone composition.

[0006] Addition curing of silicones involves a metal-catalyzed addition reaction between a vinyl group and a silicon hydride group (i.e., hydrosilylation). Addition-cured compositions are conventionally provided as two-part kits including a catalyst and vinyl-functionalized silicone composition, and a vinyl-silicone and silicon-hydride-functionalized silicone composition. Platinum is the most widely used hydrosilylation catalyst for addition curing processes. Platinum-catalyzed addition curing, which does not form volatile byproducts, is useful for both HCR and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) applications, but requires a costly, sensitive catalyst material. Platinum is also very sensitive to certain contaminants in epoxy, natural rubber, PVC, and moisture cure silicones, and the application on these substrates is limited. Moreover, the efficiency of the crosslinking reaction necessitates the use of inhibitors, such as acetylenic alcohols, or fumarate- or maleate-based compounds, the inclusion of which increases the temperature required to drive the crosslinking reaction.

[0007] Condensation curing of silicones involves the reaction of a hydroxyl group and a silane. For example, methyltriacetoxysilane, upon exposure to moisture, hydrolyzes to form hydroxyl groups, which can subsequently form crosslinks with other hydroxyl groups, such as those on a hydroxyl-terminated silicone. Such condensation-cured compositions can be provided as one-part kits that cure upon exposure to atmospheric moisture. Because diffusion of atmospheric moisture through a silicon composition is limited, however, it can be difficult to cure portions of the composition more than, for example, about 10 mm below the surface of the composition. To ensure that condensation-cured silicone compositions are fully crosslinked, an organometallic tin catalyst can be included with the crosslinker, separate from the polymer in a two-part condensation system; however, the toxicity of tin greatly limits the applications for which silicones cured by such means may be used. Moreover, in all condensation curing processes, loss of volatile byproducts causes significant volume shrinkage.

[0008] Radiation curing of silicones may involve for example, the reaction of epoxides (i.e., a cationic curing mechanism), the reaction of acrylates (a free radical curing

mechanism), the reaction of an unsaturated aliphatic group (e.g., a vinyl group) and a thiol group, etc. UV light can be used as an energy source for all chemistries, with these reactions requiring the use of a photoinitiator. E-beam is restricted to free radical chemistry and may be used without a photoinitiator. Radiation curing has advantages in curing control, but the photoinitiators used could be very sensitive to the environmental humidity. In addition, using E-beam and UV light requires certain safety precautions.

[0009] As would be recognized by the person of ordinary skill in the art, conventional silicone materials and conventional organic polymers can have a number of desirable properties. However, there are certain ranges of properties, such as mechanical properties, surface energies, reactivities and electrooptical properties, especially in combination that are difficult to achieve using silicone polymers or organic polymers alone.

[0010] Moreover, use of curable materials as adhesives or sealants brings a special set of issues. It is typically desirable for adhesives to have a long pot life, i.e. , the time during which the uncured material remains workable so that it can be dispensed and disposed on the body or bodies to which it is to adhere. But, at the same time, it is desirable for an adhesive or sealant to have a relatively fast cure rate, so that, once started, adhesion does not take too long a time. On top of this, adhesives and sealants have to have desirable mechanical and adhesive properties to make them suitable for use.

[0011] Silicone-based pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions are very versatile because they exhibit good adhesion to a variety of substrates including glass, ceramic, vinyl siding, finished wood, and painted drywall under challenging environmental conditions, including temperature and humidity extremes. But, pressure-sensitive adhesives require a delicate balance of viscous and elastic properties that impact adhesion, cohesion, stretchiness and elasticity. While numerous silicone-based pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions are available, advances in end use requirements continues to drive a need for new adhesive compositions and tape constructions. In addition to performance properties, environmental regulations and processing costs also influence the adhesive production requirements.

[0012] Many silicone-based pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions are coated onto a release liner. Release liners, thus, provide a variety of functions for pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions including, e.g., preventing contamination of the adhesive layer and facilitating handling of the adhesive or an adhesive-coated article. A release liner is often left in place on a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition is adhered to another substrate. The release liner, therefore, may experience a variety of environmental conditions including changes in temperature and humidity. As a result, the release liner must be functional over extended periods of time.

[0013] The strength of the adhesive bond formed between a silicone-based pressure- sensitive adhesive composition and a release material (e.g., in the form of a liner) tends to increase over time and upon exposure to elevated temperatures. This is known as “adhesion build.” If the strength of the bond between the adhesive composition and the release liner is too great, the release liner and the adhesive composition cannot be separated from each other or can be separated only with difficulty, rendering the adhesive unsuitable for its intended purpose. One of decreasing the degree of adhesion build method involves altering the surface chemistry of the liner by coating the liner with a surface chemistry modifier, such as fluorosilicones. While the current methods have reduced the adhesion levels, adhesion build continues to occur.

[0014] More generally, providing a material suitable for use as a release material is an especial challenge, because it is necessary to provide a desirably low release force while simultaneously providing other desirable properties to the material (e.g., fast cure, long pot life, desirable mechanical and thermal properties).

[0015] Accordingly, there remains a need for a silicone curing process that does not require a sensitive and/or toxic catalyst, does not result in significant volume shrinkage, does not provide undesirable crosslinking byproducts, and/or provides an evenly cured silicone composition, especially suitable for use as an adhesive (e.g., a pressure-sensitive adhesive), a sealant, or a release material.

SUMMARY OF THE DISCLOSURE

[0016] One aspect of the disclosure is a polymerizable composition that includes

one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprising one or more of

one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a plurality of silicon hydride functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%;

one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilane, each comprising a plurality of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%; and one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising at least about one silicon hydride functional group and at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%;

one or more reactive organic compounds, each comprising at least about one

reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%; and

an effective amount of a borane catalyst, present, for example, in an amount within the range of 0.0005 wt% to about 10 wt%, wherein the ratio of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups to reactive silicon hydride functional groups in the composition is in the range of 1 :5 to 5:1.

[0017] In certain additional aspects of the disclosure, the polymerizable composition as described above, when polymerized, has a release force of no more than about 200 gf/inch (e.g., no more than about 100 gf/inch, no more than about 75 gf/inch, no more than about 50 gf/inch, no more than about 25 gf/inch, no more than about 10 gf/inch, or no more than about 5 gf/inch) as measured by PSTC 4 test procedure.

[0018] Another aspect of the disclosure is the use of a polymerized composition of the disclosure as a release material, e.g., in the form of a release layer. Such a release material can be formed, e.g., as a coating or film on a surface of an article. Such release materials can be used in, for example, life science applications, electronic devices such as a microelectronic device, electrooptic devices, and products for retail and consumer applications and industrial applications. The release material can be configured, e.g., as a release liner for an adhesive such as a pressure-sensitive adhesive.

[0019] Another aspect of the disclosure is a polymerized composition that is the polymerization product of a polymerizable composition as described herein.

[0020] Another aspect of the disclosure is the use of a polymerized composition of the disclosure in a product for a life science application, an electronic device such as a microelectronic device, or an electrooptic device.

[0021] Another aspect of the disclosure is the use of a polymerized composition of the disclosure in a product for retail and consumer applications (sealants and adhesives), and industrial applications (e.g., construction, fluid system, and automotive applications).

[0022] Another aspect of the disclosure is an article comprising:

a first surface;

a second surface; and

a polymerized composition adhering or sealing the first surface to the second

surface, wherein the polymerized composition is a polymerization product of a polymerizable composition as described herein.

[0023] Another aspect of the disclosure is a method for affixing or sealing a first surface to a second surface to prepare the article of the disclosure, the method comprising

disposing a polymerizable composition as described herein such that it is in contact with the first surface and the second surface; and then

polymerizing the polymerizable composition to adhere or seal the first surface to the second surface. [0024] Another aspect of the disclosure is an electrooptic device that includes:

an electrooptic die;

a die attachment material adhering the electrooptic die to a substrate; and an encapsulant material encapsulating the electrooptic die,

one or more of the die attachment material and the encapsulant material being a polymerized composition as described herein.

[0025] Another aspect of the disclosure is an electrooptic device that includes:

an electrooptic die;

a die attachment material adhering the electrooptic die to a substrate; and an encapsulant material encapsulating the electrooptic die; and

an optic material disposed on the encapsulant and configured in an operative optical beam path of the electrooptic die,

one or more of the die attachment material, the optic material and the encapsulant material being a polymerized composition as described herein.

[0026] Another aspect of the disclosure is a tubing having a first layer concentrically disposed about a second layer, and a layer of a polymerized product of a polymerizable composition according the disclosure disposed between and in contact with the first layer and the second layer. In certain such embodiments, the first layer is formed from a silicone polymer and the second layer is formed from a non-silicone polymer (e.g., a polyolefin or a thermoplastic polyurethane). In certain such embodiments, the first layer is formed from a non-silicone polymer (e.g., a polyolefin or a thermoplastic polyurethane) and the second layer is formed from a silicone polymer.

[0027] Another aspect of the disclosure is a polymerizable composition that includes one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprising one or more of

one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a

plurality of silicon hydride functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 89.95 wt%;

one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a plurality of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 89.95 wt%; and one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising at least about one silicon hydride functional group and at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 89.95 wt%; one or more reactive organic compounds, each comprising at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 89.95 wt%;

one or more tackifiers, present in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 99.95 wt%; and

an effective amount of a borane catalyst, present, for example, in an amount within the range of 0.0005 wt% to about 10 wt%,

wherein the ratio of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups to reactive silicon hydride functional groups in the composition is in the range of 1 :5 to 5:1.

In certain such embodiments, the tackifier is present in an amount in the range of about 20 wt% to about 75 wt% of the composition.

[0028] Another aspect of the disclosure is a pressure-sensitive adhesive that is the polymerization product of a polymerizable composition as described herein.

[0029] Another aspect of the disclosure is a pressure-sensitive adhesive that includes a polymerization product of a polymerizable composition comprising

one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprising one or more of

one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a plurality of silicon hydride functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 89.95 wt%;

one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilane, each

comprising a plurality of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 89.95 wt%; and

one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising at least about one silicon hydride functional group and at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 89.95 wt%; and

one or more reactive organic compounds, each comprising at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 89.95 wt%;

an effective amount of a borane catalyst, present, for example, in an amount within the range of 0.0005 wt% to about 10 wt%, wherein the ratio of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups to reactive silicon hydride functional groups in the composition is in the range of 1 :5 to 5:1 ; and

one or more reactive organic compounds, each comprising at least about one

reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%;

one or more tackifiers, present in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 99.95 wt%.

In certain such embodiments, the tackifier is present in an amount in the range of about 20 wt% to about 75 wt% of the composition.

[0030] Another aspect of the disclosure is an article comprising:

a substrate; and

a pressure-sensitive adhesive or release material as described herein disposed on the substrate.

[0031] The articles of the disclosure can further include a release liner, e.g., disposed on a layer of pressure-sensitive adhesive opposite the substrate.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0032] FIG. 1 is a schematic cross-sectional view of an article according to one embodiment of the disclosure.

[0033] FIG. 2 is a schematic cross-sectional view of an article according to another embodiment of the disclosure.

[0034] FIG. 3 is a schematic cross-sectional view of a tubing according to one embodiment of the disclosure.

[0035] FIG. 4 is a schematic cross-sectional view of an electrooptical device according to one embodiment of the disclosure.

[0036] FIG. 5 is a schematic cross-sectional view of an article according to one embodiment of the disclosure.

[0037] FIG. 6 is a schematic cross-sectional view of an article according to one embodiment of the disclosure.

[0038] FIG. 7 is a schematic cross-sectional view of an article according to one embodiment of the disclosure.

[0039] FIG. 8 is a schematic cross-sectional view of a structure including a release material according to one embodiment of the disclosure. [0040] FIG. 9 is a schematic cross-sectional view of a structure including a release material according to one embodiment of the disclosure.

[0041] FIG. 10 is a photograph of three polymerized compositions obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable compositions of Examples 1-3.

[0042] FIG. 11 is a graph of the thermogravimetric analysis of the polymerized composition of Example 1 (labeled as“silicone-bisphenol A copolymer”) as compared to two comparative examples.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0043] The particulars shown herein are by way of example and for purposes of illustrative discussion of the preferred embodiments of the present invention only and are presented in the cause of providing what is believed to be the most useful and readily understood description of the principles and conceptual aspects of various embodiments of the invention. In this regard, no attempt is made to show structural details of the invention in more detail than is necessary for the fundamental understanding of the invention, the description taken with the drawings and/or examples making apparent to those skilled in the art how the several forms of the invention may be embodied in practice. Thus, before the disclosed processes and devices are described, it is to be understood that the aspects described herein are not limited to specific embodiments, apparatuses, or configurations, and as such can, of course, vary. It is also to be understood that the terminology used herein is for the purpose of describing particular aspects only and, unless specifically defined herein, is not intended to be limiting.

[0044] The terms“a,”“an,”“the” and similar referents used in the context of describing the invention (especially in the context of the following claims) are to be construed to cover both the singular and the plural, unless otherwise indicated herein or clearly contradicted by context. Recitation of ranges of values herein is merely intended to serve as a shorthand method of referring individually to each separate value falling within the range. Unless otherwise indicated herein, each individual value is incorporated into the specification as if it were individually recited herein. Ranges can be expressed herein as from“about” one particular value, and/or to“about” another particular value. When such a range is expressed, another aspect includes from the one particular value and/or to the other particular value. Similarly, when values are expressed as approximations, by use of the antecedent“about,” it will be understood that the particular value forms another aspect. It will be further understood that the endpoints of each of the ranges are significant both in relation to the other endpoint, and independently of the other endpoint. [0045] All methods described herein can be performed in any suitable order of steps unless otherwise indicated herein or otherwise clearly contradicted by context. The use of any and all examples, or exemplary language (e.g.,“such as”) provided herein is intended merely to better illuminate the invention and does not pose a limitation on the scope of the invention otherwise claimed. No language in the specification should be construed as indicating any non-claimed element essential to the practice of the invention.

[0046] Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, throughout the description and the claims, the words‘comprise’,‘comprising’, and the like are to be construed in an inclusive sense as opposed to an exclusive or exhaustive sense; that is to say, in the sense of “including, but not limited to”. Words using the singular or plural number also include the plural and singular number, respectively. Additionally, the words“herein,”“above,” and “below” and words of similar import, when used in this application, shall refer to this application as a whole and not to any particular portions of the application.

[0047] As will be understood by one of ordinary skill in the art, each embodiment disclosed herein can comprise, consist essentially of or consist of its particular stated element, step, ingredient or component. As used herein, the transition term“comprise” or “comprises” means includes, but is not limited to, and allows for the inclusion of unspecified elements, steps, ingredients, or components, even in major amounts. The transitional phrase“consisting of” excludes any element, step, ingredient or component not specified. The transition phrase“consisting essentially of” limits the scope of the embodiment to the specified elements, steps, ingredients or components and to those that do not materially affect the embodiment.

[0048] Unless otherwise indicated, all numbers expressing quantities of ingredients, properties such as molecular weight, reaction conditions, and so forth used in the

specification and claims are to be understood as being modified in all instances by the term “about.” Accordingly, unless indicated to the contrary, the numerical parameters set forth in the specification and attached claims are approximations that may vary depending upon the desired properties sought to be obtained by the present invention. At the very least, and not as an attempt to limit the application of the doctrine of equivalents to the scope of the claims, each numerical parameter should at least be construed in light of the number of reported significant digits and by applying ordinary rounding techniques. When further clarity is required, the term“about” has the meaning reasonably ascribed to it by a person skilled in the art when used in conjunction with a stated numerical value or range, i.e. denoting somewhat more or somewhat less than the stated value or range, to within a range of ±20% of the stated value; ±19% of the stated value; ±18% of the stated value; ±17% of the stated value; ±16% of the stated value; ±15% of the stated value; ±14% of the stated value; ±13% of the stated value; ±12% of the stated value; ±11% of the stated value; ±10% of the stated value; ±9% of the stated value; ±8% of the stated value; ±7% of the stated value; ±6% of the stated value; ±5% of the stated value; ±4% of the stated value; ±3% of the stated value; ±2% of the stated value; or ±1 % of the stated value.

[0049] Notwithstanding that the numerical ranges and parameters setting forth the broad scope of the invention are approximations, the numerical values set forth in the specific examples are reported as precisely as possible. Any numerical value, however, inherently contains certain errors necessarily resulting from the standard deviation found in their respective testing measurements.

[0050] Groupings of alternative elements or embodiments of the invention disclosed herein are not to be construed as limitations. Each group member may be referred to and claimed individually or in any combination with other members of the group or other elements found herein. It is anticipated that one or more members of a group may be included in, or deleted from, a group for reasons of convenience and/or patentability. When any such inclusion or deletion occurs, the specification is deemed to contain the group as modified thus fulfilling the written description of all Markush groups used in the appended claims.

[0051] Some embodiments of this invention are described herein, including the best mode known to the inventors for carrying out the invention. Of course, variations on these described embodiments will become apparent to those of ordinary skill in the art upon reading the foregoing description. The inventor expects skilled artisans to employ such variations as appropriate, and the inventors intend for the invention to be practiced otherwise than specifically described herein. Accordingly, this invention includes all modifications and equivalents of the subject matter recited in the claims appended hereto as permitted by applicable law. Moreover, any combination of the above-described elements in all possible variations thereof is encompassed by the invention unless otherwise indicated herein or otherwise clearly contradicted by context.

[0052] Furthermore, numerous references have been made to patents and printed publications throughout this specification. Each of the cited references and printed publications are individually incorporated herein by reference in their entirety.

[0053] In closing, it is to be understood that the embodiments of the invention disclosed herein are illustrative of the principles of the present invention. Other modifications that may be employed are within the scope of the invention. Thus, by way of example, but not of limitation, alternative configurations of the present invention may be utilized in accordance with the teachings herein. Accordingly, the present invention is not limited to that precisely as shown and described.

[0054] Terms used herein may be preceded and/or followed by a single dash, or a double dash,“=”, to indicate the bond order of the bond between the named substituent and its parent moiety; a single dash indicates a single bond and a double dash indicates a double bond or a pair of single bonds in the case of a spiro-substituent. In the absence of a single or double dash it is understood that a single bond is formed between the substituent and its parent moiety; further, substituents are intended to be read“left to right” unless a dash indicates otherwise. For example, arylalkyl, arylalkyl-, and -alkylaryl indicate the same functionality.

[0055] For simplicity, chemical moieties are defined and referred to throughout primarily as univalent chemical moieties (e.g., alkyl, aryl, etc.). Nevertheless, such terms are also used to convey corresponding multivalent moieties under the appropriate structural circumstances clear to those skilled in the art. For example, while an“alkyl” moiety can refer to a monovalent radical (e.g. CH 3 -CH 2 -), in some circumstances a bivalent linking moiety can be“alkyl,” in which case those skilled in the art will understand the alkyl to be a divalent radical (e.g., -CH 2 -CH 2 -), which is equivalent to the term“alkylene.” (Similarly, in

circumstances in which a divalent moiety is required and is stated as being“aryl,” those skilled in the art will understand that the term“aryl” refers to the corresponding divalent moiety, arylene). All atoms are understood to have their normal number of valences for bond formation (i.e. , 4 for carbon, 3 for N, 2 for O, and 2, 4, or 6 for S, depending on the oxidation state of the S). Nitrogens in the presently disclosed compounds can be hypervalent, e.g., an N-oxide or tetrasubstituted ammonium salt. On occasion a moiety may be defined, for example, as -B-(A) a , wherein a is 0 or 1. In such instances, when a is 0 the moiety is -B and when a is 1 the moiety is -B-A.

[0056] As used herein, the term“hydrocarbon” includes linear hydrocarbons, branched hydrocarbons, acyclic hydrocarbons, alicyclic hydrocarbons, and aromatic hydrocarbons, including, for example, alkyl (including alkoxyalkyl), alkoxy, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, and cycloalkyl. A“hydrocarbonylene” is a divalent hydrocarbon radical (i.e., with two attachment points). In certain desirable embodiments, each hydrocarbonylene does not include a carbon-carbon double bond. Particular desirable hydrocarbonylene moieties include -(CrCealkyl)-, -(Ci-Cealkyl)-O-, -O-(Ci-Cealkyl)-, and -(Ci-Cealkyl)-O- (CrCealkyl)- Each alkyl in these moieties can be unsubstituted, or in other embodiments can be substituted by one or two =0 or -OH groups . In each and every embodiment as described herein that includes a hydrocarbylene moiety, each such hydrocarbonylene moiety can be selected from the moieties described above.

[0057] As used herein, the term“alkyl” includes a saturated hydrocarbon having a designed number of carbon atoms, such as 1 to 10 carbons (i.e. , inclusive of 1 and 10), 1 to 8 carbons, 1 to 6 carbons, 1 to 3 carbons, or 1 , 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. Alkyl group may be straight or branched and depending on context, may be a monovalent radical or a divalent radical (i.e., an alkylene group). For example, the moiety“-(Ci-Cealkyl)-O-” signifies connection of an oxygen through an alkylene bridge having from 1 to 6 carbons and C Csalkyl represents methyl, ethyl, and propyl moieties. Examples of“alkyl” include, for example, methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, butyl, iso-, sec-, and tert-butyl, pentyl, and hexyl.

[0058] The term“alkoxy” represents an alkyl group of an indicated number of carbon atoms attached to the parent molecular moiety through an oxygen bridge. Examples of “alkoxy” include, for example, methoxy, ethoxy, propoxy, and isopropoxy.

[0059] As used herein, the term“alkenyl” includes unsaturated hydrocarbons containing from 2 to 10 carbons (i.e., inclusive of 2 and 10), 2 to 8 carbons, 2 to 6 carbons, or 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, unless otherwise specified, and containing at least one carbon-carbon double bond. An alkenyl group may be straight or branched and depending on context, may be a monovalent radical or a divalent radical (i.e., an alkenylene group). For example, the moiety“-(C2-C6 alkenyl)-0-” signifies connection of an oxygen through an alkenylene bridge having from 2 to 6 carbons. Representative examples of alkenyl include, but are not limited to, ethenyl, 2- propenyl, 2-methyl-2-propenyl, 3-butenyl, 4-pentenyl, 5-hexenyl, 2-heptenyl, 2-methyl-1- heptenyl, 3-decenyl, and 3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienyl.

[0060] As used herein, the term“alkynyl” includes unsaturated hydrocarbons containing from 2 to 10 carbons (i.e., inclusive of 2 and 10), 2 to 8 carbons, 2 to 6 carbons, or 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, unless otherwise specified, and containing at least one carbon-carbon triple bond. An alkynyl group may be straight or branched and depending on context, may be a monovalent radical or a divalent radical (i.e., an alkynylene group). For example, the moiety“-(C2-C6 alkynyl)-0-” signifies connection of an oxygen through an alkynylene bridge having from 2 to 6 carbons. Representative examples of alkynyl include, but are not limited to, acetylenyl, 1- propynyl, 2-propynyl, 3-butynyl, 2-pentynyl, and 1-butynyl.

[0061] The term“aryl” represents an aromatic ring system having a single ring (e.g., phenyl) which is optionally fused to other aromatic hydrocarbon rings or non-aromatic hydrocarbon or heterocycle rings. “Aryl” includes ring systems having multiple condensed rings and in which at least one is carbocyclic and aromatic, (e.g., 1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthyl, naphthyl). Examples of aryl groups include phenyl, 1-naphthyl, 2-naphthyl, indanyl, indenyl, dihydronaphthyl, fluorenyl, tetralinyl, and 6,7,8,9-tetrahydro-5/-/-benzo[a]cycloheptenyl.

“Aryl” also includes ring systems having a first carbocyclic, aromatic ring fused to a nonaromatic heterocycle, for example, 1 H-2,3-dihydrobenzofuranyl and

tetrahydroisoquinolinyl. The aryl groups herein are unsubstituted or, when specified as “optionally substituted”, can, unless stated otherwise, be substituted in one or more substitutable positions with various groups, as indicated.

[0062] The terms“halogen” or "halo" indicate fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine.

[0063] The term“heteroaryl” refers to an aromatic ring system containing at least one heteroatom selected from nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur. Most commonly, the heteroaryl groups will have 1 , 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms. The heteroaryl may be fused to one or more non aromatic rings, for example, cycloalkyl or heterocycloalkyl rings, wherein the cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl rings are described herein. In one embodiment of the present compounds the heteroaryl group is bonded to the remainder of the structure through an atom in a heteroaryl group aromatic ring. In another embodiment, the heteroaryl group is bonded to the remainder of the structure through a non-aromatic ring atom. Examples of heteroaryl groups include, for example, pyridyl, pyrimidinyl, quinolinyl, benzothienyl, indolyl, indolinyl, pyridazinyl, pyrazinyl, isoindolyl, isoquinolyl, quinazolinyl, quinoxalinyl, phthalazinyl, imidazolyl, isoxazolyl, pyrazolyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, indolizinyl, indazolyl, benzothiazolyl, benzimidazolyl, benzofuranyl, furanyl, thienyl, pyrrolyl, oxadiazolyl, thiadiazolyl,

benzo[1 ,4]oxazinyl, triazolyl, tetrazolyl, isothiazolyl, naphthyridinyl, isochromanyl, chromanyl, isoindolinyl, isobenzothienyl, benzoxazolyl, pyridopyridinyl, purinyl, benzodioxolyl, triazinyl, pteridinyl, benzothiazolyl, imidazopyridinyl, imidazothiazolyl, benzisoxazinyl, benzoxazinyl, benzopyranyl, benzothiopyranyl, chromonyl, chromanonyl, pyridinyl-/\/-oxide, isoindolinonyl, benzodioxanyl, benzoxazolinonyl, pyrrolyl /V-oxide, pyrimidinyl /V-oxide, pyridazinyl /V-oxide, pyrazinyl /V-oxide, quinolinyl /V-oxide, indolyl /V-oxide, indolinyl /V-oxide, isoquinolyl /V-oxide, quinazolinyl /V-oxide, quinoxalinyl /V-oxide, phthalazinyl /V-oxide, imidazolyl /V-oxide, isoxazolyl /V-oxide, oxazolyl /V-oxide, thiazolyl /V-oxide, indolizinyl /V-oxide, indazolyl /V-oxide, benzothiazolyl /V-oxide, benzimidazolyl /V-oxide, pyrrolyl /V-oxide, oxadiazolyl /V-oxide, thiadiazolyl /V-oxide, triazolyl /V-oxide, tetrazolyl /V-oxide, benzothiopyranyl S-oxide, benzothiopyranyl S,S-dioxide. Preferred heteroaryl groups include pyridyl, pyrimidyl, quinolinyl, indolyl, pyrrolyl, furanyl, thienyl and imidazolyl, pyrazolyl, indazolyl, thiazolyl and benzothiazolyl. In certain embodiments, each heteroaryl is selected from pyridyl, pyrimidinyl, pyridazinyl, pyrazinyl, imidazolyl, isoxazolyl, pyrazolyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, furanyl, thienyl, pyrrolyl, oxadiazolyl, thiadiazolyl, triazolyl, tetrazolyl, isothiazolyl, pyridinyl-/V-oxide, pyrrolyl /V-oxide, pyrimidinyl /V-oxide, pyridazinyl /V-oxide, pyrazinyl /V-oxide, imidazolyl /V-oxide, isoxazolyl /V-oxide, oxazolyl /V-oxide, thiazolyl /V-oxide, pyrrolyl /V-oxide, oxadiazolyl /V-oxide, thiadiazolyl /V-oxide, triazolyl /V-oxide, and tetrazolyl /V-oxide. Preferred heteroaryl groups include pyridyl, pyrimidyl, quinolinyl, indolyl, pyrrolyl, furanyl, thienyl, imidazolyl, pyrazolyl, indazolyl, thiazolyl and benzothiazolyl. The heteroaryl groups herein are unsubstituted or, when specified as“optionally substituted,” can, unless stated otherwise, be substituted in one or more substitutable positions with various groups, as indicated.

[0064] The term“heterocycloalkyl” refers to a non-aromatic ring or ring system containing at least one heteroatom that is selected from nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur, wherein said heteroatom is in a non-aromatic ring. The heterocycloalkyl may have 1 , 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms. The heterocycloalkyl may be saturated (i.e., a heterocycloalkyl) or partially unsaturated (i.e., a heterocycloalkenyl). Heterocycloalkyl includes monocyclic groups of 3 to 8 annular atoms as well as bicyclic and polycyclic ring systems, including bridged and fused systems, wherein each ring includes 3 to 8 annular atoms. The heterocycloalkyl ring is optionally fused to other heterocycloalkyl rings and/or non-aromatic hydrocarbon rings. In certain embodiments, the heterocycloalkyl groups have from 3 to 7 members in a single ring. In other embodiments, heterocycloalkyl groups have 5 or 6 members in a single ring. In some embodiments, the heterocycloalkyl groups have 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 members in a single ring. Examples of heterocycloalkyl groups include, for example, azabicyclo[2.2.2]octyl, azabicyclo[3.2.1]octyl, 2,5-diazabicyclo[2.2.1]heptyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl S-oxide, thiomorpholinyl S,S-dioxide, 2-oxazolidonyl, piperazinyl,

homopiperazinyl, piperazinonyl, pyrrolidinyl, azepanyl, azetidinyl, pyrrolinyl,

tetrahydropyranyl, piperidinyl, tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydrothienyl, 3,4-dihydroisoquinolin- 2(1/-/)-yl, isoindolindionyl, homopiperidinyl, homomorpholinyl, homothiomorpholinyl, homothiomorpholinyl S,S-dioxide, oxazolidinonyl, dihydropyrazolyl, dihydropyrrolyl, dihydropyrazinyl, dihydropyridinyl, dihydropyrimidinyl, dihydrofuryl, dihydropyranyl, imidazolidonyl, tetrahydrothienyl S-oxide, tetrahydrothienyl S,S-dioxide and

homothiomorpholinyl S-oxide. Heterocycloalkyl groups include morpholinyl, 3,4- dihydroisoquinolin-2(1/-/)-yl, tetrahydropyranyl, piperidinyl, aza-bicyclo[2.2.2]octyl, g-butyrolactonyl (i.e., an oxo-substituted tetrahydrofuranyl), g-butryolactamyl (i.e., an oxo-substituted pyrrolidine), pyrrolidinyl, piperazinyl, azepanyl, azetidinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl S,S-dioxide, 2-oxazolidonyl, imidazolidonyl, isoindolindionyl, piperazinonyl. The heterocycloalkyl groups herein are unsubstituted or, when specified as“optionally substituted,” can, unless stated otherwise, be substituted in one or more substitutable positions with various groups, as indicated.

[0065] Specifically,“reactive heterocycloalkyl” refer to heterocycloalkyl groups that are reactive to borane-catalyzed hydrosilylation. Reactive heterocycloalkyl groups include cyclic ethers such as, for example, epoxides and oxetanes, and cyclic thioethers, such as episulfide groups. In certain embodiments as disclosed herein,“reactive heterocycloalkyl” refers herein to epoxide functional groups.

[0066] The term“cycloalkyl” refers to a non-aromatic carbocyclic ring or ring system, which may be saturated (i.e. , a cycloalkyl) or partially unsaturated (i.e., a cycloalkenyl). The cycloalkyl ring optionally may be fused to or otherwise attached (e.g., bridged systems) to other cycloalkyl rings. Certain examples of cycloalkyl groups present in the disclosed compounds have from 3 to 7 members in a single ring, such as having 5 or 6 members in a single ring. In some embodiments, the cycloalkyl groups have 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 members in a single ring. Examples of cycloalkyl groups include, for example, cyclohexyl, cyclopentyl, cyclobutyl, cyclopropyl, tetrahydronaphthyl and bicyclo[2.2.1]heptane. The cycloalkyl groups herein are unsubstituted or, when specified as“optionally substituted,” may be substituted in one or more substitutable positions with various groups, as indicated.

[0067] The term“siloxane” refers to the functional group Si-O-Si. The term“siloxane” may refer to disiloxane, i.e., R 3 Si-0-Si-R 3 , or polysiloxane, i.e., R 3 Si-0-[SiR 2 -0] n -SiR 3 , wherein n is at least one. As used herein, the term“siloxane” includes cyclic polysiloxanes. The term“siloxane repeat unit” refers to the repeating -[SiR 2 -0]- units comprising a polysiloxane.

[0068] The term“organosiloxane” refers to compounds including the siloxane functional group, i.e., Si-O-SI, wherein one or more silicon atom is bound to carbon and/or hydrogen, i.e., R 3 Si-0-Si-R 3 or R 3 Si-0-[SiR 2 -0] n -SiR 3 , wherein at least one R includes carbon and/or hydrogen. For example, hexamethyldisiloxane, poly(dimethylsiloxane), and methyl hydrosiloxane-dimethylsiloxane copolymer are organosiloxanes.

[0069] The term“silane” refers to saturated chemical compounds including one or multiple silicon atoms linked to each other or one or multiple atoms of other chemical elements as the tetrahedral centers of multiple single bonds. The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that certain siloxanes, e.g., tetrakis(dimethylsilyl) orthosilicate, may also be referred to as silanes.

[0070] The term“organosilane” refers to silanes, wherein one or more silicon atoms is bound to carbon and/or hydrogen. For example, tetrakis(dimethylsilyl) orthosilicate and tetramethyl silane are organosilanes.

[0071] The term“hydride” refers to a hydrogen functional group bonded to a more electropositive element or group. For example, calcium hydride and sodium hydride both comprise hydride functional groups. In another example, trimethylsilane and hydride- terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane) both comprise hydride functional groups. [0072] The term“epoxide” refers to a three-membered ring having two carbons atoms and one oxygen atom. For example, 3-(2,3-epoxypropoxy)-propyl and 3,4- epoxycyclohexylethyl groups include an epoxide functional group. The term“oxetane” refers to a four-membered ring having three carbon atoms and one oxygen atom. For example, 2- ethyloxetane groups include an oxetane functional group.

[0073] The term“ring system” encompasses monocycles, as well as fused and/or bridged polycycles.

[0074] The term“oxo” means a doubly bonded oxygen, sometimes designated as =0 or, for example, in describing a carbonyl,“C(O)” may be used to show an oxo substituted carbon.

[0075] The term“substituted,” when used to modify a specified group or radical, means that one or more hydrogen atoms of the specified group or radical are each, independently of one another, replaced with the same or different substituent groups as defined below, unless specified otherwise.

[0076] The terms“polymerizable” and“polymerized” refer to one or more compounds that can be reacted to provide a larger compound, and to one or more compounds that have been reacted to provide a larger compound, respectively. For example, a composition of a single compound may be polymerizable (i.e. , a monomer), and, upon polymerization, may provide a polymerized compound comprising repeating monomer units. Polymerizable or polymerized compositions may also include“curable” or“cured” compositions, or“cross- linkable” or“cross-linked” compositions, in which compositions comprising polymers and, optionally, monomers and/or cross-linkers, can be, or have been, reacted to provide a composition of larger compounds.

[0077] The present inventors have determined that the hydrosilylation of reactive heterocycloalkanes such as epoxides can advantageously be used to form polymers, for example, when catalyzed by borane catalysts. Accordingly, the disclosure relates to polymerizable compositions that include one or more organosiloxane(s) or organosilane(s) that include silicon hydrides and reactive heterocycloalkyls and organic molecules that include reactive heterocycloalkyls in a configuration suitable to provide polymeric material when reacted, and a borane catalyst. The disclosure demonstrates that such compositions, which may be free of sensitive and/or toxic catalysts, can be polymerized evenly, in a controlled manner, without forming undesirable byproducts. The compositions of the disclosure can be also less sensitive to contaminants, such as thiol and tin, as compared to the metal-catalyzed formulations. The compositions of the disclosure can also have a desirably long pot life. For example, in certain embodiments the compositions of the disclosure have working time from 2 hours to a few days, whereas conventional metal- catalyzed formulations typically have working times up to only 90 minutes. In addition, the time and temperature at which the compositions of the disclosure may be cured can be fine- tuned depending on the desired application. In various particular embodiments, the compositions of the disclosure can be cured in timeframes in the range of, for example, 1 minute and up to 10 days, depending on the polymerization temperature.

[0078] The present inventors have noted that silicones can have numerous desirable properties as a high performance material, in various instances including one or more of flexibility, thermal stability, optical transparency, and biocompatibility, but that silicones can suffer from a variety of disadvantages, e.g., low tear strength; and poor miscibility and general compatibility with most other polymers. The present inventors have noted that the chemistry detailed herein can allow for the formation of copolymers of silicones with organic monomers, which can lead to materials that can in many embodiments have, in essence, miscibility between silicone and organic at at the molecular level. Such a copolymer can be used to provide materials with desired properties from siloxane and organic monomers, or as the compatibilizer for silicone and organic polymer.

[0079] One aspect of the disclosure is a polymerizable composition that includes

one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprising one or more of

one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a

plurality of silicon hydride functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%;

one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a plurality of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%; and one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising at least about one silicon hydride functional group and at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%;

one or more reactive organic compounds, each comprising at least about one

reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%; and

an effective amount of a borane catalyst, present, for example, in an amount within the range of 0.0005 wt% to about 10 wt%,

wherein the ratio of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups to reactive silicon hydride functional groups in the composition is in the range of 1 :5 to 5:1. [0080] As described above, the polymerizable composition includes one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprising one or more of: one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilane, one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilane, and one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes. That is, any combination of“first,” second” and/or“third” materials can be used to provide a composition having a ratio of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups to reactive silicon hydride functional groups in the composition that is in the range of 1 :5 to 5:1 (or some other desired range, e.g., as described herein).

[0081] In certain embodiments, the polymerizable composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes and one or more second organosiloxanes or

organosilanes. In certain such embodiments, the polymerizable composition is substantially free of (e.g., less than 1% of) the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes. In such embodiments, a polyfunctional silicon hydride containing material can be reacted with a polyfunctional reactive heterocycloalkyl-containing material to form a polymer, e.g., using borane catalysis.

[0082] In other embodiments, the polymerizable composition includes one or more third organosiloxanes. In certain such embodiments, the polymerizable composition is substantially free of (e.g., less than 1% of) the one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes and the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes. In such embodiments, an organosiloxane or organosilane bearing at least one silicon hydride and at least one reactive heterocycloalkyl can be polymerized, e.g., using borane catalysis.

[0083] And in other embodiments still, the polymerizable composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes and organosolanes, and one or more reactive organic

compounds. In certain such embodiments, the polymerizable composition is substantially free of (e.g., less than 1% of) the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes and the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes. In such embodiments, a polyfunctional silicon hydride containing material can be reacted with a polyfunctional reactive heterocycloalkyl-containing material to form a polymer, e.g., using borane catalysis.

[0084] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that one or more of the first, second, and/or third organosiloxanes or organosilanes and one or more reactive organic compounds can be combined in a variety of ways to provide polymerizable compositions in which the ratio of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups to reactive silicon hydride functional groups in the composition is in the range of 1 :5 to 5:1.

[0085] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the various

organosiloxanes and organosilanes described herein can be provided in a variety of molecular weights. The molecular weights can help to provide a desired viscosity to the material, e.g., a higher viscosity for some conventional coating and molding technologies, or a lower viscosity for certain 3D printing technologies. The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that a given organosiloxane or organosilane, reactive organic compound, or other component (e.g., tackifier) will often be in the form an oligomer, and thus may have a variety of molecular weights and structures in a given sample. Unless otherwise indicated, a “molecular weight” as used throughout is " weight-average” molecular weight, Mw. Mw may be calculated by using the equation: n j /å M j n j , where n ; is the number of molecules of molecular weight M έ . The Mw is determined, for purposes of the disclosure herein, using gel- permeation chromatography by comparison with an appropriate standard. The structures provided herein represent a weight average structure over the sample of the organosiloxane or other oligomeric or polymeric material. The person of ordinary skill in the art will be able to distinguish between different materials, as having substantially different average molecular weights, or substantially different structures.

[0086] As described above, the polymerizable compositions of the disclosure may comprise one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt% based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition. All wt% values described in this disclosure are on a dry weight basis of the total weight of the polymerizable composition, excluding any solvents evaporable under polymerization conditions, unless otherwise made clear by context. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the first organosiloxane or organosilane is present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.5 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 99 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 70 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 65 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 55 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 40 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 35 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 0.5 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 99 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 70 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 65 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 55 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 40 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 35 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 5 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 35 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 40 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 45 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 50 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 55 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 60 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 65 wt% to about

99.95 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 5 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about

89.95 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 35 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 40 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 45 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 50 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 55 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 60 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 65 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 70 wt% based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition. But in other

embodiments, there is substantially no first organosiloxane or organosilane (e.g., less than 1 wt%, or even less than 0.5 wt%).

[0087] A first organosiloxane or organosilane comprises a plurality of silicon hydride functional groups. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more (e.g., each) first organosiloxane or organosilane comprises at least about two (e.g., about two) silicon hydride functional groups (i.e. , per molecule on average over the sample), e.g., 1.7 to 2.3 silicon hydride functional groups per molecule. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more (e.g., each) first organosiloxane comprises tetramethyldisiloxane or hydride- terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane). In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more (e.g., each) first organosiloxane or organosilane comprises about three or more silicon hydride functional groups. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, a first organosiloxane comprises

trimethylsiloxane-terminated poly(methylhydrosiloxane) or trimethylsiloxane-terminated poly(methylhydrosiloxane)-poly(dimethylsiloxane) copolymer. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, a first organosiloxane or organosilane comprises a number of silicon hydride functional groups within the range of about 2 to about 1000, or about 4 to about 1000, or about 5 to about 1 ,000, or about 10 to about 1 ,000, or about 50 to about 1 ,000, or about 100 to about 1 ,000, or about 5 to about 500, or about 10 to about 500, or about 50 to about 500, or about 100 to about 500, or about 5 to about 100, or about 10 to about 100, or about 50 to about 100, or about 3 to about 100, or about 3 to about 50, or about 3 to about 20 (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample). [0088] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of the first organosiloxane or organosilanes is an organosiloxane that includes about two or more siloxane repeat units. In certain such embodiments, the number of siloxane repeat units comprising a silicon hydride functional group is within the range of about 0.01% to about 100%, or about 0.1 % to about 100%, or about 0.5% to about 20% of the total number of siloxane repeat units of the organosiloxane. For example, in certain

embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the amount of siloxane repeat units comprising a silicon hydride functional group is within the range of about 0.5% to about 10%, or about 0.5% to about 5%, or about 2% to about 20%, or about 2% to about 10%, or about 2% to about 5%, or about 5% to about 20%, or about 5% to about 10%, or about 10% to about 20% of the total number of siloxane repeat units of the organosiloxane (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample). In certain such embodiments, the number of siloxane repeat units comprising a silicon hydride functional group is within the range of about 20% to about 60% of the total number of siloxane repeat units of the organosiloxane. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the amount of siloxane repeat units comprising a silicon hydride functional group is within the range of about 20% to about 40%, or about 30% to about 60%, or about 30% to about 50%, or about 0.1% to 100%, or about 0.1% to about 30%, or about 60% to about 80%, or about 70% to 100% of the total number of siloxane repeat units of the organosiloxane (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample).

[0089] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxane or organosilanes is an organosiloxane in which each non-terminal siloxane repeat comprises a silicon hydride functional group. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, a first organosiloxane comprises trimethylsiloxane terminated poly(methylhydrosiloxane). In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, each silicon atom of a disiloxane comprises a silicon hydride functional group. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the organosiloxane comprises tetramethyldisiloxane.

[0090] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that a wide variety of first organosiloxanes or organosilanes can be used in the compositions and methods described herein. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, at least one of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxane or organosilanes is a compound of Formula I- A: Formula l-A

wherein:

each of R 1 , R 2 , and R 3 is independently hydrogen, C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 )

hydrocarbon;

each of R 4 , R 5 , and R 6 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon;

each of R 7 , R 9 , R 10 , and R 12 is independently hydrogen or C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon;

R 8 is hydrogen, O, or C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon;

R 11 is a covalent bond to R 8 if R 8 is O and is otherwise hydrogen or C1-C60 (e.g., C1-C6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; and

each of X, Y, and Z is independently 0-20,000, provided that at least one of X, Y and Z is not zero, and that the molecule bears at least two reactive silicon hydride groups.

[0091] For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula l-A in which R 8 and R 11 are hydrogen, and each of R 7 , R 9 , R 10 , and R 12 is independently C 1 - C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon. In certain such embodiments, each C 1 -C 60 hydrocarbon is independently linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl. In certain such embodiments, each of R 1 , R 2 , and R 3 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon. In certain embodiments, each of X, Y and Z are 0 (i.e. , the first organosiloxane is a disiloxane).

[0092] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula l-A in which R 1 is C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon, X is 1-10000 (e.g., 1-1000 or 1-500), and Y and Z are 0. In certain such embodiments, R 8 and R 11 are hydrogen, and each of R 7 , R 9 ,

R 10 , and R 12 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon. In certain such embodiments, each C1-C60 hydrocarbon is independently linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl.

[0093] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula l-A in which one or more of one or more of R 1 , R 2 and R 3 is hydrogen. In certain such embodiments, R 8 and R 11 are not hydrogen. For example, in certain such embodiments, R 8 is O and R 11 is a covalent bond to R 8 . [0094] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula l-A in which each of R 1 and R 3 is independently C1-C60 hydrocarbon, R 2 is hydrogen, each of X and Z is independently 0-1 ,000 (e.g., 0-500) and Y is 1-2000 (e.g., 1-500). In certain such embodiments, R 8 and R 11 are hydrogen, and each of R 7 , R 9 , R 10 , and R 12 is independently C1-C60 hydrocarbon. But in other such embodiments, neither of R 8 or R 11 are hydrogen. In certain such embodiments, the ratio of Y to the total of X and Z is within the range of 1 : 199 to 1 :4. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the ratio of Y to the total of X and Z is within the range of 1 : 150 to 1 :4, or 1 : 100 to 1 :4, or 1 :50 to 1 :4, or 1 :199 to 1 : 10, or 1 : 199 to 1 :25, or 1 : 199 to 1 :50, or 1 :199 to 1 : 100, or 1 : 199 to 1 :50, or 1 : 150 to 1 : 10, or 1 : 100 to 1 :25. In other such embodiments, the ratio of Y to the total of X and Z is within the range of 1 :4 to 3:2. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the ratio of Y to the total of X and Z is within the range of 1 :3 to 3:2, or 1 :2 to 3:2, or 1 : 1 to 3:2, or 1 :4 to 1 : 1 , or 1 :4 to 1 :2, or 1 :4 to 1 :3, or 1 :3 to 1 : 1. In certain such embodiments, each C1-C60 hydrocarbon is independently linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl.

[0095] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula l-B:

R 14

R 13 — Si - R 16

R 15 Formula l-B

wherein:

each of R 13 , R 14 , R 15 , and R 16 is independently hydrogen, C1-C60 (e.g., C1-C6 or C1-C3) hydrocarbon, or R L ; and

which each of R 17 and R 18 is independently C1-C4 hydrocarbon, provided that the compound bears at least two reactive silicon hydride groups.

[0096] Accordingly, in various embodiments described herein, the one or more one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes can comprise a hydride terminated

polysiloxane, or a polysiloxane having silicon hydrides along its polysiloxane backbone, or a silane or disiloxane bearing two silicon hydrides. [0097] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes include one or more of hydride- terminated PDMS; methylhydrosiloxane-dimethylsiloxane copolymer;

polymethylhydrosiloxanes; methylhydrogen silicone fluid (side chain type); 2, 4,6,8- tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane; and methylhydrosiloxane-phenylmethylsiloxane copolymer.

[0098] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the various

organosiloxanes and organosilanes described herein can be provided in a variety of molecular weights. Unless otherwise specified herein, all molecular weights are provided as weight-average molecular weights. The molecular weights can help to provide a desired viscosity to the material, e.g., a higher viscosity for some conventional coating and molding technologies, or a lower viscosity for certain 3D printing technologies.

[0099] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 88 Da to about 1 MDa, e.g., about 88 Da to about 10 kDa, or about 130 Da to about 10 kDa. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 250 Da to about 10 kDa, or about 500 Da to about 500 kDa, or about 500 Da to about 10 kDa, or about 1 kDa to about 100 kDa, or about 1 kDa to about 10 kDa, or about 2 kDa to about 10 kDa, or about 3 kDa to about 10 kDa, or about 4 kDa to about 10 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 10 kDa, or about 6 kDa to about 10 kDa, or about 7 kDa to about 10 kDa, or about 130 Da to about 9 kDa, or about 130 Da to about 8 kDa, or about 130 Da to about 7 kDa, or about 130 Da to about 6 kDa, or about 130 Da to about 5 kDa, or about 130 Da to about 4 kDa, or about 130 Da to about 3 kDa, or about 130 Da to about 2 kDa, or about 130 Da to about 1 kDa, or about 130 Da to about 750 Da, or about 400 Da to about 500 Da, or about 0.9 kDa to about 1.2 kDa, or about 1 kDa to about 1.1 kDa, or about 1.4 kDa to about 1.8 kDa, or about 1.8 kDa to about 2.1 kDa, or about 1.9 kDa to about 2 kDa, or about 2.1 kDa to about 2.4 kDa, or about 4 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 5.5 kDa to about 6.5 kDa. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 10 kDa to about 65 kDa. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the first

organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 10 kDa to about 55 kDa, or about 10 kDa to about 45 kDa, or about 10 kDa to about 40 kDa, or about 10 kDa to about 35 kDa, or about 10 kDa to about 30 kDa, or about 10 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 20 kDa to about 65 kDa, or about 30 kDa to about 65 kDa, or about 35 kDa to about 65 kDa, or about 40 kDa to about 65 kDa, or about 45 kDa to about 65 kDa, or about 50 kDa to about 65 kDa, or about 15 kDa to about 20 kDa, or about 20 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 30 kDa, or about 45 kDa to about 60 kDa, or about 50 kDa to about 50 kDa, or about 60 kDa to about 65 kDa. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of the one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 25 kDa to about 1 MDa. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 50 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 75 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 100 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 150 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 200 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 300 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 400 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 500 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 600 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 700 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 25 kDa to about 900 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 800 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 700 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 600 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 500 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 400 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 300 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 250 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 200 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 150 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 100 kDa, or about 50 kDa to about 900 kDa, or about 100 kDa to about 800 kDa, or about 200 kDa to about 700 kDa, or about 300 kDa to about 600 kDa.

[0100] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the values of X, Y and Z can be selected in conjunction with the identities of the siloxane components to provide such molecular weights.

[0101] For example, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more of (e.g., each of) the organosiloxanes of formula l-A, X is in the range of 0-10000, 0- 2000, 0-1000, 0-500, 0-100, 0-50, 5-10000, 5-2000, 5-1000, 5-500, 5-100, 5-50, 10-10000, 10-2000, 10-1000, 10-500, 10-100, 50-10000, 50-2000, 50-1000 or 50-500.

[0102] Similarly, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more of (e.g., each of) the organosiloxanes of formula l-A, Y is in the range of 0-10000, 0-2000, 0- 1000, 0-500, 0-100, 0-50, 5-10000, 5-2000, 5-1000, 5-500, 5-100, 5-50, 10-10000, 10-2000, 10-1000, 10-500, 10-100, 50-10000, 50-2000, 50-1000 or 50-500.

[0103] Similarly, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more of (e.g., each of) the organosiloxanes of formula l-A, Z is in the range of 0-10000, 0-2000, 0- 1000, 0-500, 0-100, 0-50, 5-10000, 5-2000, 5-1000, 5-500, 5-100, 5-50, 10-10000, 10-2000, 10-1000, 10-500, 10-100, 50-10000, 50-2000, 50-1000 or 50-500.

[0104] As described above, the polymerizable compositions of the disclosure may comprise one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt% based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the second organosiloxane or organosilane is present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.5 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 99 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 70 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 65 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 55 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 40 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 35 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 99 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 70 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 65 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 55 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 40 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 35 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 5 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 5 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 35 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 40 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 45 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 50 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 55 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 60 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 65 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 35 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 40 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 45 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 50 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 55 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 60 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 65 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 5 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 70 wt% based on the total weight of the

polymerizable composition. But in other embodiments, there is substantially no second organosiloxane or organosilane (e.g., less than 1 wt%, or even less than 0.5 wt%).

[0105] A second organosiloxane or organosilane comprises a plurality of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, each reactive heterocylcoalkyl functional group is a cyclic ether. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, each reactive functional group is an epoxide functional group or an oxetane functional group. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, a second organosiloxane or organosilane comprises about two (e.g., 1.7-2.3)reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups (i.e. , per molecule on average over the sample). For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more (e.g., each) second organosiloxane comprises 1 ,3-bis(3-(2,3-epoxypropoxy)propyl)tetramethyldisiloxane or 3-(2,3-epoxypropoxy)propyl-terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane). In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, a second organosiloxane or organosilane comprises about three or more heterocycloalkyl functional groups. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more (e.g., each) second organosiloxane comprises trimethylsiloxane-terminated poly((3-(2,3- epoxypropoxy)propyl)methylsiloxane)-poly(dimethylsiloxane) copolymer. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, a second organosiloxane or organosilane comprises a number of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups within the range of about 5 to about 500, or about 10 to about 500, or about 50 to about 500, or about 100 to about 500, or about 5 to about 100, or about 10 to about 100, or 20 to about 100, or about 3 to about 50, or about 5 to about 50, or about 10 to about 50, or about 3 to about 20 or about 5 to about 20, or about 100 to about 500, or about 2 to about 1000 (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample).

[0106] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of the second organosiloxane or organosilanes is an organosiloxane that includes about two or more siloxane repeat units. In certain such embodiments, the number of siloxane repeat units comprising a reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group is within the range of about 0.5% to about 20% of the total number of siloxane repeat units of the organosiloxane. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the amount of siloxane repeat units comprising a reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group is within the range of about 0.5% to about 10%, or about 0.5% to about 5%, or about 0.5% to about 3%, or about 2% to about 20%, or about 2% to about 10%, or about 2% to about 5%, or about 5% to about 20%, or about 0.5% to about 15%, or about 5% to about 10%, or about 10% to about 20% of the total number of siloxane repeat units of the organosiloxane (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample). For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the amount of siloxane repeat units comprising a reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group is within the range of about 0.5% to about 10%, or about 0.5% to about 5%, or about 0.5% to about 3%, or about 2% to about 20%, or about 2% to about 10%, or about 2% to about 5%, or about 5% to about 20%, or about 0.5% to about 15%, or about 5% to about 10%, or about 10% to about 20% of the total number of siloxane repeat units of the organosiloxane (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample).

[0107] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of the second organosiloxane or organosilanes is a disiloxane that in which each silicon atom bears a heterocycloalkyl functional group. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the second organosiloxane comprises 1 ,3-bis(3-(2,3-epoxypropoxy)propyl)tetramethyldisiloxane.

[0108] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that a wide variety of second organosiloxanes or organosilanes can be used in the compositions and methods described herein. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, at least one of the second organosiloxane or organosilanes is a compound of Formula ll-A:

Formula ll-A

wherein:

each of R 21 , R 22 , R 23 , R 27 , and R 30 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 )

hydrocarbon, R A or R B ;

in which

each of Q 1 and T 1 is independently O, or S;

R c is C1-C20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R D and R E is independently C1-C6 hydrocarbylene or a covalent bond;

r is 0 or 1 ; and

R F is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene;

in which each of Q 2 and T 2 is independently O, or S;

R G is C1-C20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R H and R J is independently C1-C5 hydrocarbonylene;

r is 0 or 1 ;

R K is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene if r is 1 ; and

R K is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene or a covalent bond if r is 0;

each of R 24 , R 25 , and R 26 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; each of R 29 and R 32 is independently hydrogen or C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 )

hydrocarbon;

R 28 is O, or C1-C60 hydrocarbon;

R 31 is a covalent bond to R 28 if R 28 is O, or is otherwise C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon;

each of A, B, and C is independently 0-20,000, provided that at least one of A, B and C is not zero, and that the molecule bears at least two reactive heterocycloalkyl groups.

[0109] For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of the second organosiloxane organosilanes is a compound of Formula ll-A in which each of R 21 , R 23 , R 27 , and R 30 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; R 22 is R A or R B , each of A and C is independently 0-1000, and B is 1-2000. In certain such embodiments, the ratio of B to the sum of A and C is within the range of 1 :99 to 1 :9. In certain such embodiments, the ratio of B to the sum of A and C is within the range of 1 : 199 to 1 :9. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the ratio of B to the total of A and C is within the range of 1 : 150 to 1 :9, or 1 : 100 to 1 :9, or 1 :50 to 1 :9, or 1 : 199 to 1 : 15, or 1 : 199 to 1 :25, or 1 : 199 to 1 :50, or 1 : 199 to 1 : 100, or 1 : 199 to 1 :50, or 1 : 150 to 1 :10, or 1 : 100 to 1 :25.

[0110] In certain embodiments of the compounds of formula ll-A, R 28 is O and R 31 is a covalent bond to R 28 .

[0111] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula ll-B:

R34

R 33 — Si - R 36

R 35 (| |-B)

wherein:

each of R 33 , R 34 , R 35 , and R 36 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 )

hydrocarbon, R A , R B , or R M ;

in which

each of R 37 and R 38 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; and R 39 is R A or R B ;

in which

each of Q 1 and T 1 is independently O, or S;

R c is C 1 -C 20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R D and R E is independently C 1 -C 6 hydrocarbylene or a covalent bond;

r is 0 or 1 ; and

R F is C 1 -C 6 hydrocarbonylene;

in which

each of Q 2 and T 2 is independently O, or S;

R G is C 1 -C 20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R H and R J is independently C1-C5 hydrocarbonylene;

r is 0 or 1 ;

R K is C 1 -C 6 hydrocarbonylene if r is 1 ; and

R K is C 1 -C 6 hydrocarbonylene or a covalent bond if r is 0, provided that the compound bears at least two reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups.

[0112] Accordingly, in various embodiments described herein, the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes can comprise an reactive heterocycloalkyl (e.g., epoxy)- terminated polysiloxane, or a polysiloxane having reactive heterocycloalkyls (e.g., epoxides) along its polysiloxane backbone, or a silane or disiloxane bearing two reactive

heterocycloalkyls (e.g., epoxides).

[0113] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes include one or more of epoxide- terminated polysiloxanes; epoxycyclohexylethylmethylsiloxane-dimethylsioxane copolymer; 2,4,6,8-tetramethyl-2,4,6,8-tetrakis(propyl glycidyl ether)cyclotetrasiloxane; and epoxy- modified side-chain type silicone fluids (e.g., epoxypropoxypropyl)methylsiloxane-siloxane copolymer).

[0114] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxanes or

organosilanes is within the range of about 200 Da to about 1 MDa, or about 350 Da to about 5 kDa, or about 1 kDa to about 50 kDa. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 500 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 750 Da to about 5 kDa, or about 1 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 1.5 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 2 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 2.5 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 3 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 3.5 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 4.5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 4 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 3.5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 3 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 2.5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 2 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 1.5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 1 kDa, or about 350 kDa to about 500 Da, or about 500 Da to about 600 Da, or about 1 kDa to about 1.4 kDa, or about 4.5 kDa to about 5 kDa. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxanes or

organosilanes is within the range of about 5 kDa to about 25 kDa. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 7.5 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 10 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 12.5 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 15 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 17.5 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 20 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 22.5 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 20 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 17.5 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 15 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 12.5 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 10 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 5.5 kDa, or about 7 kDa to about 9 kDa, or about 10 kDa to about 12 kDa, or about 12 kDa to about 15 kDa, or about 18 kDa to about 20 kDa. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 25 kDa to about 1 MDa. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 50 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 75 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 100 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 150 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 200 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 300 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 400 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 500 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 600 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 700 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 25 kDa to about 900 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 800 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 700 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 600 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 500 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 400 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 300 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 250 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 200 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 150 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 100 kDa, or about 50 kDa to about 900 kDa, or about 100 kDa to about 800 kDa, or about 200 kDa to about 700 kDa, or about 300 kDa to about 600 kDa.

[0115] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the values of A, B and C can be selected in conjunction with the identities of the siloxane components to provide such molecular weights.

[0116] For example, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more of (e.g., each of) the organosiloxanes of formula ll-A, A is in the range of 0-10000, 0- 2000, 0-1000, 0-500, 0-100, 0-50, 5-10000, 5-2000, 5-1000, 5-500, 5-100, 5-50, 10-10000, 10-2000, 10-1000, 10-500, 10-100, 50-10000, 50-2000, 50-1000 or 50-500.

[0117] Similarly, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more of (e.g., each of) the organosiloxanes of formula ll-A, B is in the range of 0-10000, 0-2000, 0- 1000, 0-500, 0-100, 0-50, 5-10000, 5-2000, 5-1000, 5-500, 5-100, 5-50, 10-10000, 10-2000, 10-1000, 10-500, 10-100, 50-10000, 50-2000, 50-1000 or 50-500.

[0118] Similarly, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more of (e.g., each of) the organosiloxanes of formula ll-A, C is in the range of 0-10000, 0-2000, 0-1000, 0-500, 0-100, 0-50, 5-10000, 5-2000, 5-1000, 5-500, 5-100, 5-50, 10-10000, IQ- 2000, 10-1000, 10-500, 10-100, 50-10000, 50-2000, 50-1000 or 50-500.

[0119] As described above, the polymerizable compositions of the disclosure may comprise one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt% based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the third organosiloxane or organosilane is present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.5 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 99 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 70 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 65 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 55 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 40 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 35 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 0.5 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about

99.95 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 99 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 70 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 65 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 55 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 40 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 35 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 5 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about

99.95 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 5 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 89.95wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 89.95wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 89.95wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 89.95wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 89.95wt%, or about 35 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 40 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 45 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 50 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 55 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 60 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 65 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 89.95 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about

99.95 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 35 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 40 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 45 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 50 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 55 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 60 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 65 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 5 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 70 wt% based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition. But in other embodiments, there is substantially no third organosiloxane or organosilane (e.g., less than 1 wt%, or even less than 0.5 wt%).

[0120] A third organosiloxane or organosilane comprises at least about one silicon hydride functional group and at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, each reactive heterocylcoalkyl functional group is a cyclic ether. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, each reactive functional group is an epoxide functional group or an oxetane functional group. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more (e.g. each) third organosiloxane or organosilane includes about one (e.g., 0.7-1.3) silicon hydride and about one (e.g. 0.7-1.3) reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group (i.e. , per molecule on average over the sample). For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more (e.g. each) third organosiloxane or organosilane is a poly(dimethylsiloxane) having a first end and a second, terminated at the first end by a silicon hydride functional group, and terminated at the second end by a reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group (e.g., a 3-(2,3-epoxypropoxy)propyl group). In other embodiments of the third organosiloxane or organosilane includes about two or more silicon hydrides and/or about two or more reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample). For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, a third organosiloxane or organosilane is a polysiloxane having about two or more epoxy-functional siloxane subunits and about two or more monoalkylsiloxane subunits (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample).

[0121] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of the third organosiloxane or organosilanes is an organosiloxane that includes about two or more siloxane repeat units. In certain such embodiments, the number of siloxane units comprising a heterocycloalkyl functional group or a silicon hydride functional group is within the range of about 0.01% to about 100% (e.g., about 0.5% to about 50%) of the total number of siloxane units of the total number of siloxane repeat units of the organosiloxane. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the amount of siloxane repeat units comprising a reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group or a silicon hydride functional group is within the range of about 0.5% to about 20%, or about 0.5% to about 10%, or about 0.5% to about 5%, or about 2% to about 50%, or about 2% to about 20%, or about 2% to about 10%, or about 5% to about 50%, or about 5% to about 20%, or about 5% to about 10%, or about 10% to about 50% or about 10% to about 20% of the total number of siloxane repeat units of the organosiloxane (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample).

[0122] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that a wide variety of third organosiloxanes or organosilanes can be used in the compositions and methods described herein. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, at least one of the third organosiloxane or organosilanes is a compound of Formula 111 -A :

wherein:

each of R 41 , R 42 , R 43 , R 47 , and R 50 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 )

hydrocarbon, hydrogen, R A or R B ;

in which

each of Q 1 and T 1 is independently 0, or S;

R c is C1-C20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R D and R E is independently C1-C6 hydrocarbylene or a covalent bond;

r is 0 or 1 ; and

R F is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene;

in which

each of Q 2 and T 2 is independently O, or S;

R G is C1-C20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R H and R J is independently C1-C5 hydrocarbonylene;

r is 0 or 1 ;

R K is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene if r is 1 ; and

R K is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene or a covalent bond if r is 0;

each of R 44 , R 45 , and R 46 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; each of R 49 and R 52 is independently Ci-C 6 o (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon;

R 48 is O, or C1-C60 hydrocarbon;

R 51 is a covalent bond to R 48 if R 48 is O, or is otherwise C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon;

each of D, E, and F is independently 0-20,000, provided that at least one of D, E and F is not zero, and that the molecule bears at least one reactive silicon hydride and at least one reactive heterocycloalkyl group.

[0123] For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of the third organosiloxane or organosilanes is a compound of Formula lll-A in which each of R 43 , R 47 , and R 50 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; R 41 is H; R 42 is R A or R B ; D is 1-2000, E is 1-2000; and F is 0-2000. In certain such embodiments, the ratio of E to the sum of D and F is within the range of 1 :199 to 1 :9, and the ratio of D to the sum of E and F is within the range of 1 :199 to 1 :9. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, each of the ratio of E to the sum of D and F and the ratio of D to the sum of E and F is independently within the range of 1:199 to 1:9, or 1:150 to 1:9, or 1:100 to 1:9, or 1:50 to 1:9, or 1:199 to 1:15, or 1:199 to 1:25, or 1:199 to 1:50, or 1:199 to 1:100, or 1:199 to 1:50, or 1:150 to 1:10, or 1:100 to 1:25.

[0124] In certain embodiments of the compounds of formula lll-A, R 48 is O and R 51 is a covalent bond to R 48 .

[0125] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more of the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula lll-B:

(lll-B)

wherein:

each of R 53 , R 54 , R 55 , and R 56 is independently C1-C60 hydrocarbon, H, R A , R B , or R M ;

in which

each of R 57 and R 58 is independently C1-C60 hydrocarbon; and

R 59 is R A or R B ;

in which

each of Q 1 and T 1 is independently O, or S;

R c is C1-C20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R D and R E is independently C1-C6 hydrocarbylene or a covalent bond;

r is 0 or 1; and

R F is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene;

in which

each of Q 2 and T 2 is independently O, or S;

R G is C1-C20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R H and R J is independently C1-C5 hydrocarbonylene;

r is 0 or 1 ;

R K is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene if r is 1 ; and

R K is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene or a covalent bond if r is 0, provided that the molecule bears at least one silicon hydride and at least one reactive heterocycloalkyl group.

[0126] In certain embodiments, the R A and R B groups of compounds ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and I ll-B are described generally above. The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that a variety of R A and R B groups can be used in the compounds described herein. Each of the R A and R B groups can be independently defined as described in the further embodiments below. In certain embodiments, each R A and R B group is as defined in one of the further embodiments below.

[0127] For example, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, each of R D and R E is a covalent bond. In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, each of R D and R E is independently C1-C2 alkylene.

[0128] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, R F is linear or branched C1-C4 alkylene, for example, methylene.

[0129] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, each of Q 1 and T 1 of R A are O.

[0130] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, r of R A is 0.

[0131] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, R A is: [0132] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, R c is linear or branched C1-C6 heteroalkylene. For example, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, R c is:

[0133] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, R H is C1-C2 alkylene.

[0134] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, R J is methylene.

[0135] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, R K is methylene.

[0136] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, each of Q 2 and T 2 of R B are O.

[0137] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, r of R B is 0. In certain such embodiments, R K is a covalent bond.

[0138] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, R B is:

[0139] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, R G is linear or branched C1-C6 alkylene.

[0140] In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more compounds (e.g., each of the compounds) ll-A, ll-B, lll-A and NIB, each C1-C60 hydrocarbon is independently linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl.

[0141] Accordingly, in various embodiments described herein, the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes can comprise one or more of an polysiloxane terminated with one or more reactive heterocycloalkyls (e.g., epoxides) and having one or more silicon hydrides along its backbone, a polysiloxane terminated with one or more silicon hydrides and having one or more reactive heterocycloalkyls (e.g., epoxides) along its backbone; a polysiloxane terminated with a silicon hydride and with a reactive heterocycloalkyl (e.g., epoxy); or a polysiloxane having one or more silicon hydrides and one or more reactive heterocycloalkyls (e.g., epoxides) along its polysiloxane backbone.

[0142] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 120 Da to about 1 MDa; or about 1 kDa to about 100 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 5 kDa. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 500 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 750 Da to about 5 kDa, or about 1 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 1.5 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 2 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 2.5 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 3 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 3.5 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 4.5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 4 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 3.5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 3 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 2.5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 2 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 1.5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 1 kDa, or about 350 kDa to about 500 Da, or about 500 Da to about 600 Da, or about 1 kDa to about 1.4 kDa, or about 4.5 kDa to about 5 kDa. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 5 kDa to about 25 kDa. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 7.5 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 10 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 12.5 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 15 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 17.5 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 20 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 22.5 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 20 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 17.5 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 15 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 12.5 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 10 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 5.5 kDa, or about 7 kDa to about 9 kDa, or about 10 kDa to about 12 kDa, or about 12 kDa to about 15 kDa, or about 18 kDa to about 20 kDa.

[0143] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 25 kDa to about 1 MDa. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 50 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 75 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 100 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 150 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 200 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 300 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 400 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 500 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 600 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 700 kDa to about 1 MDa, or about 25 kDa to about 900 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 800 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 700 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 600 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 500 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 400 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 300 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 250 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 200 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 150 kDa, or about 25 kDa to about 100 kDa, or about 50 kDa to about 900 kDa, or about 100 kDa to about 800 kDa, or about 200 kDa to about 700 kDa, or about 300 kDa to about 600 kDa.

[0144] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the values of D, E and F can be selected in conjunction with the identities of the siloxane components to provide such molecular weights.

[0145] For example, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more of (e.g., each of) the organosiloxanes of formula 111 -A , D is in the range of 0-10000, 0- 2000, 0-1000, 0-500, 0-100, 0-50, 5-10000, 5-2000, 5-1000, 5-500, 5-100, 5-50, 10-10000, 10-2000, 10-1000, 10-500, 10-100, 50-10000, 50-2000, 50-1000 or 50-500.

[0146] Similarly, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more of (e.g., each of) the organosiloxanes of formula 111 -A , E is in the range of 0-10000, 0-2000, 0-1000, 0-500, 0-100, 0-50, 5-10000, 5-2000, 5-1000, 5-500, 5-100, 5-50, 10-10000, IQ- 2000, 10-1000, 10-500, 10-100, 50-10000, 50-2000, 50-1000 or 50-500.

[0147] Similarly, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, in one or more of (e.g., each of) the organosiloxanes of formula 111 -A , F is in the range of 0-10000, 0-2000, 0-1000, 0-500, 0-100, 0-50, 5-10000, 5-2000, 5-1000, 5-500, 5-100, 5-50, 10-10000, IQ- 2000, 10-1000, 10-500, 10-100, 50-10000, 50-2000, 50-1000 or 50-500.

[0148] As described above, the polymerizable compositions of the disclosure include one or more reactive organic compounds. The one or more reactive organic compounds is present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt% based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more reactive organic compounds is present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.5 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 99 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 70 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 65 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 55 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 40 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 35 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 0.5 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 99 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 70 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 65 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 55 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 40 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 35 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 5 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 35 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 40 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 45 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 50 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 55 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 60 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 65 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 5 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 70 wt% based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition.

[0149] A reactive organic compound comprises about one or more reactive

heterocycloalkyl functional groups. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, each reactive heterocylcoalkyl functional group is a cyclic ether. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, each reactive functional group is an epoxide functional group or an oxetane functional group. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, a reactive organic compound comprises at least about two (e.g., about two, for example, 1.7-2.3) reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample). In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, a reactive organic compound comprises about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample). In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, a reactive organic compound comprises a number of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups within the range of about 2 to about 10000, or about 2 to about 20, or about 3 to about 20, or about 5 to about 20, or about 2 to about 10, or about 3 to about 10, or about 5 to about 10, or about 3 to about 100, or about 5 to about 100, or about 10 to about 500, or about 10 to about 100, or about 2 to about 5, or about 2 to about 500, or about 2 to about 50 (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample). The reactive organic compound can be a small molecule, an oligomer or a polymer.

[0150] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that a wide variety of reactive organic compounds can be used in the compositions and methods described herein. Accordingly, in various embodiments described herein, the reactive organic compounds can comprise a reactive heterocycloalkyl (e.g., epoxy)-terminated moiety, or a heterocycloalkyl (e.g., epoxies) moiety along its backbone.

[0151] In some embodiments, the one or more reactive organic compounds comprises an aliphatic hydrocarbon, an aromatic hydrocarbon, or a polymer. In certain embodiments,

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the one or more reactive organic compounds is or wherein R is an aliphatic hydrocarbon (e.g., optionally substituted C1-C24 alkyl, C1-C24 alkenyl, C1-C24 alkynyl), an aromatic hydrocarbon, or a polymer (such as but not limited to polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene glycol, polyacrylate, polymethacrylate, polyolefin, etc.) In some embodiments, when R is an aliphatic hydrocarbon or an aromatic hydrocarbon, one or more carbon atoms in the hydrocarbon may be independently substituted with a heteroatom (e.g., O, NH, S). In various embodiments, R includes a halogenated moiety, such as a halogenated alkyl (e.g., fluoroalkyl) or a halogenated aryl group (e.g., chloroaryl, fluoroaryl or bromoaryl).

[0152] In some embodiments, the one or more reactive organic compounds comprises a an epoxy derivative of a fatty acid such as linoleic acid, a-linolenic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, and combinations thereof. Epoxidized oils, such as epoxidized soybean oils can also be suitable for use. In some embodiments, the one or more reactive organic compounds comprises bisphenol A diglycidyl ether or an ethoxylated and/or propoxylated version thereof, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1 ,3-cyclobutanediol diglycidyl ether, and 1 ,4- cyclohexanedimethanol diglycidyl ether, bis[4-(glycidyloxy)phenyl]methane, 1 ,3- butanediepoxide, 1 ,4-butanediol diyclycidyl ether, an alkyl or aromatic glycidyl ether, 4- chlorophenyl glycidyl ether, 1 ,4-cyclohexanedimethanol diglycidyl ether, dicyclopentane dioxide, 1 ,2,5,6-diepoxycyclooctane, 1 ,2,7,8-diepoxyoctane, tris(4-hydroxyphenyl)methane triglycidyl ether, tris(2,3-epoxypropyl) isocyanurate, resorcinol diglycidyl ether , a fluoroalkyl glycidyl ether such as glycidyl 2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5-octafluoropentyl ether, tetraphenylolethane glycidyl ether, resorcinol diglycidyl ether, a poly(alkylene oxide) glycidyl either such as poly(ethylene glycol) digylcidyl ether or polypropylene glycol) diglycidyl ether, or an epoxy- functionalized polymer or resin, or an epoxy-functionalized ethylene-propylene-diene rubber. The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate, based on the disclosure herein, that a wide variety of reactive organic compounds can be used, depending on the particular reactivity and properties desired. [0153] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the reactive organic compound is a polymer. In certain embodiments, the reactive organic compound has a molecular weight in the range of about 100 Da to about 1MDa. In some embodiments, the molecular weight of the reactive organic compound is within the range of about 350 Da to about 25 kDa. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 500 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 750 Da to about 5 kDa, or about 1 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 1.5 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 2 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 2.5 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 3 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 3.5 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 4.5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 4 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 3.5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 3 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 2.5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 2 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 1.5 kDa, or about 350 Da to about 1 kDa, or about 350 kDa to about 500 Da, or about 500 Da to about 600 Da, or about 1 kDa to about 1.4 kDa, or about 4.5 kDa to about 5 kDa, or about 7.5 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 10 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 12.5 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 15 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 17.5 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 20 kDa to about 25 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 22.5 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 20 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 17.5 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 15 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 12.5 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 10 kDa, or about 5 kDa to about 5.5 kDa, or about 7 kDa to about 9 kDa, or about 10 kDa to about 12 kDa, or about 12 kDa to about 15 kDa, or about 18 kDa to about 20 kDa, or about 20 kDa to about 100 kDa, or about 50 kDa to about 500 kDa, or about 200 kDa to about 1 MDa.

[0154] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the first, second, and/or third organosiloxanes or organosilanes and the reactive organic compound can be combined in various combinations and amounts. For example, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, the composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or

organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 30 wt%; one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 70 wt% to about 99.9 wt%; and one or more reactive organic compounds in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 30 wt%. In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, the composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 1 wt% to about 30 wt%, about 5 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 30 wt%; one or more second

organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 70 wt% to about 99 wt%, about 70 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 90 wt%; and one or more reactive organic compounds present in an amount within the range of about 1 wt% to about 30 wt%, about 5 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 30 wt%. In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, the composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 30 wt% to about 70 wt%; one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 15 wt% to about 55 wt%; and one or more reactive organic compounds present in an amount within the range of about 15 wt% to about 55 wt%. In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, the composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 40 wt% to about 59.95 wt%; one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 30 wt%; and one or more reactive organic compounds present in an amount within the range of about 40 wt% to about 59.9 wt%. In certain such embodiments, substantially no third organosiloxane or organosilane is present (e.g., no more than 0.5 wt%, or no more than 0.1 wt%).

[0155] In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, the composition includes one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 30 wt% to about 99.95 wt%; and one or more reactive organic compounds in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 60 wt%. For example, in certain such embodiments, the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is present in an amount within the range of about 50 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 99.95 wt%. In certain such embodiments, substantially no first organosiloxane or

organosilane or second organosiloxane or organosilane is present (e.g., no more than 0.5 wt%, or no more than 0.1 wt% of each).

[0156] In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, substantial amounts of each of the first organosiloxane or organosilane, the second organosiloxane or organosilane, and the third organosiloxane or organosilane are present. For example, in certain such embodiments, a composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 5 wt% to about 80 wt%; one or more second

organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 5 wt% to about 80 wt%; and one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 5 wt% to about 80 wt%.

[0157] In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition includes one one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 95 wt%; and one or more reactive organic compounds in an amount within the range of about 5 wt% to about 90 wt%. In certain such embodiments, substantially no second or third organosiloxane or organosilane is present. [0158] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the hydrosilylation reaction has a stoichiometry of one silicon hydride to one reactive heterocycloalkyl.

Accordingly, as described above, in various compositions as described herein the ratio of silicon hydride functional groups to reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups in the overall composition (i.e., including all of any first, second, and/or third organosiloxanes or organosilanes and the reactive organic compounds) is within the range of 1 :5 to 5:1. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the ratio of silicon hydride functional groups to heterocycloalkyl functional groups is within the range of 1 :5 to 4:1 , or 1 :5 to 3:1 , or 1 :5 to 2:1 , or 1 :5 to 1 : 1 , or 1 :4 to 5:1 , or 1 :3 to 5:1 , or 1 :2 to 5:1 , or 1 :1 to 5:1 , or 1 :4 to 4:1 , or 1 :3 to 3:1 , or 1 :2 to 2:1 , 1 :1.25 to 1.25:1 , or 1 :1.2 to 1.2:1 , or 1 :1.15 to 1.15:1 , or 1 :1.1 to 1.1 :1. In some embodiments, there is an excess of heterocycloalkyl functional groups; heterocycloalkyl functional groups (especially epoxy groups) can react with one another (i.e., in addition to being hydrosilylated). Accordingly, in certain embodiments, the ratio of silicon hydride functional groups to heterocycloalkyl functional groups is in the range of 1 :5 to 1 :1 , or 1 :4 to 1 :1 , or 1 :3 to 1 :1 , or 1 :2 to 1 :1 , or 1.5:1 to 1 :1 , or 1.25:1 to 1 :1.

[0159] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition is substantially free of hydrosilylatable ethylenic unsaturations, including, for example, vinyl functional groups. The present inventors have determined that hydrosilylation of epoxides can form polymers without the need to hydrosilylate ethylenic unsaturations as is conventional. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the atoms comprising hydrosilylatable ethylenic unsaturations present in the polymerizable composition comprise less than 0.5 at.%, less than 0.4 at.%, less than 0.3 at.%, less than 0.2 at.%, less than 0.1 at.%, less than 0.05 at.%, or less than 0.01 at.% of the polymerizable composition. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the ratio of hydrosilylatable ethylenic unsaturations to silicon hydride functional groups is less than 0.05, less than 0.01 , less than 0.005, or even less than 0.001.

[0160] The present inventors have determined that borane catalysts can be useful to catalyze the hydrosilylation of reactive heterocycloalkyl groups to provide a crosslinked silicone material. Accordingly, the compositions described herein with respect to the first aspect of the disclosure have an effective amount of a borane catalyst. As used herein, an “effective amount” is an amount effective to cause hydrosilylation of reactive heterocycloalkyl groups to provide a substantially polymerized material. In certain embodiments of the compositions of the disclosure, the borane catalyst is present in an amount within the range of about 0.0005 wt% to about 10 wt% based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the borane catalyst is present in an amount within the range of about 0.0005 wt% to about 7 wt%, or about 0.0005 wt% to about 5 wt%, or about 0.0005 wt% to about 3 wt%, or about 0.0005 wt% to about 2 wt%, or about 0.0005 wt% to about 1 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 10 wt%, or about 0.01 wt% to about 7 wt%, or about 0.01 wt% to about 5 wt%, or about 0.01 wt% to about 3 wt%, or about 0.01 wt% to about 2 wt%, or about 0.01 wt% to about 1 wt%, or about 0.1 wt% to about 10 wt%, or about 0.1 wt% to about 7 wt%, or about 0.1 wt% to about 5 wt%, or about 0.1 wt% to about 3 wt%, or about 0.1 wt% to about 2 wt%, or about 0.1 wt% to about 1 wt%, based on the total weight of the

polymerizable composition. In certain embodiments, the borane catalyst is present in an amount of at least about 0.005 wt%, e.g., at least about 0.05 wt%, at least about 0.5 wt%, or at least about 5 wt% of the composition. Of course, the person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that in some cases the effective amount of the borane catalyst will be outside of these ranges.

[0161] As described above, the polymerizable composition includes an effective amount of a borane catalyst. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the borane catalyst comprises or is a compound of the formula B(R c ) q (R D ) r wherein each R c is independently C6-C14 aryl, optionally substituted with one or more groups that are independently C1-C3 fluoroalkyl, halogen, nitro, or CN; each R D is independently halogen; q is 1-3; r is 0-2; and the sum of q and r is 3. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the borane catalyst comprises or is a compound of the formula B(R c ) q (R D ) r in which R c is Ob aryl, optionally substituted with one or more groups that are independently C1-C3 fluoroalkyl, halogen, nitro, or CN, q is 3, and r is 0.

[0162] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the borane catalyst comprises B(CeFs)3 or a tetra(pentafluorophenyl)borate salt such as

[(C6F 5 )3PF][B(C6F 5 )4].

[0163] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the borane catalyst comprises or is a borate complex. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the borane catalyst comprises a carbamato borate such as, for example, a carbazole-based compound such as

[0164] While the polymerizable compositions described herein may include a number of additional components, such as additives and/or fillers, they can be in substantial part formed from the materials described herein. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the total amount of first, second, and/or third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the reactive organic compound, and borane catalyst is at least about 20%, for example, at least about 30 wt% of the composition. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the total amount of first, second, and/or third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the reactive organic compound, and borane catalyst in at least about 40 wt%, or at least about 50 wt%, or at least about 60 wt%, or at least about 70 wt%, or at least about 80 wt%, or at least about 85 wt%, or at least about 90 wt%, or at least about 95 wt%, or at least about 98 wt%, or at least about 99 wt% of the composition.

[0165] In certain embodiments, the polymerizable composition is substantially free of (e.g., less than 0.1 wt%, or less than 0.01 wt%, or less than 0.001 wt%) of transition metal hydrosilylation catalysts, such as platinum-based catalysts, ruthenium-based catalysts, palladium-based catalysts, osmium-based catalysts, iridium-based catalysts, titanium-based catalysts, tin-based catalysts and rhodium-based catalysts. In certain such embodiments, the polymerizable composition is substantially free of (e.g., less than 0.1 wt%, or less than 0.01 wt%, or less than 0.001 wt%) a condensation catalyst, a free radical initiator, and/or an acid or base catalyst.

[0166] However, in alternative embodiments, one or more other catalysts is present in the the polymerizable composition.

[0167] As noted above, the polymerizable compositions described herein can include a variety of other components.

[0168] For example, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition further includes one or more adhesion promoters. A variety of adhesion promoters are known in the art, such as for example, silanes, silicones, etc.

Typically, the adhesion promoter is a silicon-based adhesion promoter such as silane or silicone. Suitable silicone-based adhesion promoters can differ from other silicon-based ingredients of the polymerizable compositions composition of the disclosure (e.g., the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes, and/or the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes) in: structure, viscosity, average molecular weight, siloxane units, and/or unit sequence. Suitable silicon-based adhesion promoters include, but are not limited to, (aminoalkyl)alkoxysilane, (aminoalkyl)trialkoxysilane, (aminoalkyl)alkyl- dialkoxysilane, bis(trialkoxysilylalkyl)amine, tris(trialkoxysilylalkyl)amine,

tris(trialkoxysilylalkyl)-cyanurate, tris(trialkoxysilylalkyl)isocyanurate, (epoxyalkyl)alkoxysilane, (epoxyalkyl)-alkyldialkoxysilane, (epoxyalkyl)trialkoxysilane, and (mercaptoalkyl)alkoxysilane, as well as various (meth)acryl-, alkyl-, aryl-, vinyl-, and/or epoxy-functionalized alkoxysilanes. The person of ordinary skill in the art will select an appropriate adhesion promoter for a desired substrate and polymerizable composition.

Moreover, organic-functionalized silicon hydrides can in some embodiments help to improve adhesion to a substrate.

[0169] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition comprises one or more adhesion promoters in a total amount within the range of up to about 10 wt% of the composition, e.g., within the range of about 0.1 wt% to about 10 wt% based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition further comprises one or more adhesion promoters in a total amount within the range of about 0 wt% to about 10 wt%, or about 0 wt% to about 8 wt%, or about 0 wt% to about 5 wt%, or about 0 wt% to about 2 wt%, or about 0.1 wt% to about 8 wt%, or about 0.1 wt% to about 5 wt%, or about 0.1 wt% to about 2 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 10 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 8 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 5 wt%, or about 2 wt% to about 10 wt%, or about 2 wt% to about 8 wt%, or about 2 wt% to about 5 wt%, or about 5 wt% to about 10 wt%, or about 8 wt% to about 10 wt%. In certain embodiments, the total amount of first, second and third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, one or more adhesion promoters, and borane catalyst is at least about 20 wt%, e.g., at least about 30 wt%, at least about 50 wt%, at least about 70 wt%, at least about 80 wt%, at least about 90 wt%, or at least about 95 wt% of the composition. However, in other embodiments, substantially no adhesion promoter is present.

[0170] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition further comprises one or more fillers. A variety of fillers are known in the art, made from materials such as, for example, silicone resin, other polymers, silica, glasses, minerals, and metal oxides, nitrides, carbonates, or carbides. Such fillers may be in the form of, for example, powder, flake, or fibers. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition further comprises silica as a filler.

[0171] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition comprises one or more fillers in a total amount within the range of up to about 75 wt% based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition, e.g., up to about 40 wt% of the composition, or about 15 wt% to about 75 wt%, or within the range of about 0.1 wt% to about 40 wt% of the composition. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition further comprises one or more fillers in a total amount within the range of about 15 wt% to about 55 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 40 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 35 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 25 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 35 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 40 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 55 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 45 wt%. In certain embodiments, the total amount of first, second and third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, filler and borane catalyst is at least about 20 wt%, e.g., at least about 30 wt%, at least about 50 wt%, at least about 70 wt%, at least about 80 wt%, at least about 90 wt%, or at least about 95 wt% of the composition.

[0172] The presently-disclosed polymerizable compositions can in certain embodiments be used as substantially solvent-free formulations. Accordingly, in certain embodiments, a polymerizable composition as otherwise described herein has less than 5 wt%, less than 2 wt%, or even less than 1 wt% of solvent.

[0173] But the present inventors have also noted that the presently-disclosed

polymerizable compositions can be dispersed (e.g., dissolved or suspended) in a solvent to be used in forming coatings, e.g., by spray-coating, dip coating, or spin coating.

Accordingly, another aspect of the disclosure is a solvent-borne coating composition, comprising a polymerizable composition as described herein, dispersed in a solvent. In certain such embodiments, the total amount of the first, second, and/or third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, reactive organic compound, tackifier (if present) and borane catalyst is at least about 0.5 wt%, e.g., at least about 0.05 wt%, or at least about 0.1 wt% of the coating composition, or in the range of 0.05 wt% to 10 wt%, or 0.05 wt% to 2 wt%, or 0.05 wt% to 0.8 wt%, or 0.1 wt% to 0.5 wt% of the coating composition (i.e. , including solvent). And in certain such embodiments, the total amount of the first, second, and/or third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the reactive organic compound, tackifier (if present) the borane catalyst and the solvent in the composition is at least about 70 wt%, at least about 80 wt%, at least about 90 wt%, at least about 95 wt%, or even at least about 99 wt%. In certain such embodiments, the solvent has a boiling point of no more than 250 °C, e.g., no more than 200 °C or even no more than 175 °C, at atmospheric pressure. A variety of solvents, including water and a variety of conventional organic solvents, can be used. The solvent need not itself be a dissolving solvent for the polymerizable composition, provided the polymerizable composition is otherwise dispersable in the solvent. The choice of solvent will depend on the desired application. Suitable solvents include, but are not limited to, water, hydrocarbon solvent (e.g., pentane, hexane, xylene, toluene, etc.), ethyl acetate, hexamethyldisiloxane, dimethylformamide, ether, and any combination thereof. [0174] The use of organosiloxanes or organosilane materials as claimed allows the person of ordinary skill in the art to provide the polymerizable composition having a desired viscosity while maintaining the desirable properties for the polymerized product, e.g., for use as an adhesive or sealant. In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition has a viscosity less than about 10,000 cP at 25 °C. In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition has a viscosity up to about 1 ,000,000 cP at 25 °C. Viscosity is measured with a DHR1 rheometer using the shear rate sweep experiment. For example, shear rate may range from 0.01 /s to 1000 /s.

In certain embodiments, the polymerizable compositions of the disclosure may exhibit Newtonian fluidic behavior (i.e. , viscosity substantially invariant with shear rate) For example, in various embodiments as otherwise described herein, the photocurable composition has a viscosity at 25 °C of less than 5,000 cP, or less than 4,000 cP, or even less than 2,500 cP. In various other embodiments as otherwise described herein, the photocurable composition has a viscosity at 25 °C of up to about 100,000 cP, or up to about 500,000 cP, or even up to about 1 ,000,000 cP. In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, the photocurable composition has a viscosity at 25 °C of about 50 cP to about 10,000 cP, or about 50 cP to about 5,000 cP, or about 50 cP to about 2,500 cP, or about 50 cP to about 1 ,000 cP, or about 100 cP to about 10,000 cP, or about 100 cP to about 5,000 cP, or about 100 cP to about 2,500 cP, or about 100 cP to about 1 ,000 cP, or about 1 ,000 cP to about 10,000 cP, or about 1 ,000 cP to about 5,000 cP, or about 1 ,000 cP to about 2,500 cP, or about 10,000 cP to about 1 ,000,000 cP, or about 10,000 cP to about 500,000 cP, or about 10,000 cP to about 250,000 cP, or about 10,000 cP to about 100,000 cP, or about 50,000 cP to about 1 ,000,000 cP, or about 50,000 cP to about 500,000 cP, or about 50,000 cP to about 250,000 cP, or about 50,000 cP to about 100,000 cP, or about 100,000 cP to about 1 ,000,000 cP, or about 100,000 cP to about 500,000 cP, or about 100,000 cP to about 250,000 cP, or about 500,000 cP to about 1 ,000,000 cP. But the person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that formulations of other viscosities can be used.

[0175] When used as an adhesive (e.g., pressure-sensitive adhesive), sealant or release material, the person of ordinary skill in the art can use conventional additives used in such materials.

[0176] When used as an release material, the person of ordinary skill in the art can use conventional additives used in such materials. For example, an adhesion inhibitor, such as a polymeric adhesion inhibitor can be used to provide the materials with desirably low levels of adhesion after being cured. The adhesion inhibitor can be, for example, a fluoropolymer, or a silicone polymer, e.g., bearing fluorinated or phenyl-containing side groups. [0177] The present inventors have determined that the polymerizable compositions of the disclosure can have longer working times as compared to conventional metal-catalyzed compositions. As used herein, the“working time” is quantified as the time after which the initial viscosity of the polymerizable composition has quadrupled when held at 25 °C and at 50% relative humidity. The compositions disclosed herein can be made to be relatively stable at room temperature, allowing for long working times and pot lives. In certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition has a working time of at least 5 minutes, at least 20 minutes, at least 2 hours, at least 12 hours, at least 2 days, e.g., at least 7 days or even at least 10 days as measured for a ¼ inch diameter bead at 25 °C, 50 % relative humidity. The working time may be adjusted by those of skill in the art depending on the desired application, for example, by adjusting the polymerization temperature.

[0178] In certain embodiments, the polymerizable compositions of the disclosure have service temperature within the range of about -65 °C to about 300 °C, e.g, in the range of about -20 °C to about 300 °C, or about -40 °C to about 250 °C, or about -55 °C to about 180 °C.

[0179] Another aspect of the disclosure is a method of preparing a silicone material.

The method includes providing a polymerizable composition comprising a polymerizable composition as described herein, then polymerizing the polymerizable composition. The amounts and identities of the various components of the polymerizable composition can be as otherwise described above.

[0180] As described above, the method includes polymerizing the polymerizable composition. In certain embodiments of the methods as otherwise described herein, polymerizing the polymerizable composition comprises exposing (e.g., heating) the polymerizable composition to a temperature within the range of about -20 °C to about 250 °C, for a time sufficient for polymerization to occur. For example, in certain embodiments of the methods as otherwise described herein, polymerizing the polymerizable composition comprises exposing the polymerizable composition to a temperature within the range of about 0 °C to about 250 °C, or 30 °C to about 250 °C, or 50 °C to about 250 °C, or about 90 °C to about 250 °C, or about 100 °C to about 250 °C, or about 125 °C to about 250 °C, or about 150 °C to about 250 °C, or about 180 °C to about 250 °C, or about 0 °C to about 200 °C, or about 0 °C to about 180 °C, or about 0 °C to about 150 °C, or about 0 °C to about 100 °C, or about 0 °C to about 90 °C, or about 0 °C to about 30 °C, or about 20 °C to about 225 °C, or about 20 °C to about 200 °C, or about 20 °C to about 175 °C, or about 20 °C to about 150 °C, or about 20 °C to about 125 °C, or about 20 °C to about 100 °C, or about 30 °C to about 225 °C, or about 30 °C to about 200 °C, or about 30 °C to about 180 °C, or about 30 °C to about 150 °C, or about 30 °C to about 100 °C, or about 30 °C to about 90 °C, or about 40 °C to about 200 °C, or about 50 °C to about 180 °C, or about 90 °C to about 180 °C, or about 60 °C to about 170 °C, or about 70 °C to about 160 °C

[0181] In certain embodiments of the methods as otherwise described herein, polymerizing the polymerizable composition comprises irradiating the polymerizable composition. For example, in certain embodiments of the methods as otherwise described herein, polymerizing the polymerizable composition comprises irradiating the polymerizable composition with light having a wavelength of less than about 400 nm, such as, for example, less than about 350 nm, or less than about 300 nm.

[0182] In certain embodiments of the methods as otherwise described herein, polymerizing the polymerizable composition is carried out within the range of about 1 minutes to about 10 days, or about 10 minutes to about 10 days, or about 90 minutes to about 10 days, or 2 hours to about 10 days, or about 3 minutes to about 7 days, or about 10 minutes to about 7 days, or about 90 minutes to about 7 days, or 2 hours to about 7 days, or about 1 minute to about 2 days, or about 3 minutes to about 2 days, or about 10 minutes to about 2 days, or about 90 minutes to about 2 days, or 2 hours to about 2 days, or about 1 minute to about 24 hours, or about 3 minutes to about 24 hours, or about 10 minutes to about 24 hours, or about 90 minutes to about 24 hours, or 2 hours to about 24 hours. The polymerization time may be adjusted by those of skill in the art depending on the desired application, for example, by adjusting the polymerization temperature or irradiation wavelength.

[0183] For example, in certain embodiments of the methods as otherwise described herein, the polymerizable composition comprises a borane catalyst comprising a borate complex such as, for example, a carbazole-based compound of Formula IV, and

polymerizing the polymerizable composition comprises irradiating the polymerizable composition with light having a wavelength of about 254 nm. In certain such embodiments, irradiation causes the borate complex to react to form a triarylborane, such as, for example, B(C 6 F 5 )3.

[0184] In certain embodiments of the methods as otherwise described herein, irradiating the polymerizable composition comprises using pattered radiation, thereby providing a polymerized material having a shape. In certain such embodiments, patterned radiation is formed using a photomask. In other such embodiments, patterned radiation is formed using diffractive optics. In other such embodiments, patterned radiation is formed by rastering. In certain embodiments, the polymerizable composition is in the form of a thin film. In certain embodiments, the patterned radiation is provided at a surface of a body of the polymerizable composition, and operates to polymerize only a top portion of the polymerizable composition.

[0185] Another aspect of the disclosure is a polymerized composition, prepared according to the methods as otherwise described herein. Advantageously, the present inventors have determined that the at least one silicon hydride functional group of the first organosiloxane or organosilane and the at least one heterocycloalkyl functional group of the second organosiloxane or organosilane or reactive organic compound react, in the presence of the borane catalyst, to form a crosslink comprising a heterocycloalkyl-hydrosilyl addition product. Desirably, formation of the heterocycloalkyl-hydrosilyl addition product does not produce undesirable byproducts. For example, in certain embodiments of the methods as otherwise described herein, polymerizing the polymerizable composition involves one or more of the crosslinking reactions of Scheme I:

Scheme I

Analogous reaction can occur between a heterocycloalkyl group of a second organosiloxane or silane and the hydride of a first or third organosiloxane or silane. [0186] In another example, in certain embodiments of the methods as otherwise described herein, polymerizing the polymerizable composition involves the reaction of Scheme II:

Scheme II

Analogous reactions can occur with the heterocycloalkyl groups of a reactive organic compound and a hydride of a first or third organosiloxane or silane.

[0187] Accordingly, another aspect of the disclosure is a polymerized composition that is the polymerized product of a polymerizable composition as otherwise described herein. In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molar ratio of a total of heterocycloalkyl-hydrosilyl addition products to a total of heterocycloalkyl- heterocycloalkyl addition products is at least 1.5:1. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molar ratio of a total of heterocycloalkyl- hydrosilyl addition products to a total of heterocycloalkyl-heterocycloalkyl addition products is at least 2:1 , or at least 2.5:1 , or at least 3:1.

[0188] In certain embodiments of the polymerized compositions as otherwise described herein, the molar ratio of a total of heterocycloalkyl-hydrosilyl addition products to a total of unreacted heterocycloalkyl functional groups is at least 10:1. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the molar ratio of a total of heterocycloalkyl-hydrosilyl addition products to a total of unreacted heterocycloalkyl functional groups is at least 25: 1 , or at least 50: 1 , or at least 75: 1 , or at least 100: 1 , or at least about 250: 1 , or at least about 500: 1 , at least about 750: 1 , or at least about 1000: 1.

The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that, even if a heterocycloalkyl functional group does is not hydrosilylated, it can nonetheless undergo addition between

heterocycloalkyl groups.

[0189] In certain embodiments, the polymerized composition can be substantially completely polymerized. However, as the person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate, the polymerized compositions need not be fully polymerized; polymerized compositions that retain some degree of unreacted silicon hydride functional groups and/or unreacted reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups can still provide desirable properties to a material, e.g., adhesive or sealant properties. For example, the polymerized composition may have, in certain embodiments, up to 50 mol%, up to 20 mol%, up to 10 mol%, up to 5 mol%, or up to 1 mol% unreacted silicon hydride functional groups and/or unreacted reactive

heterocycloalkyl functional groups.

[0190] The polymerized product of a polymerizable composition as otherwise described herein may be further characterized by its tensile properties, such as tensile strength and elongation at break. Tensile properties are measured using ASTM D 412 test method with median peak stress values recorded as pounds per square inch (psi) for tensile strength and peak strain values recorded as percent elongation-at-break. For example, the polymerized product may have elongation of greater than about 25 %, for example, greater than about 50 %, or greater than about 100 %, or greater than 500 %, or greater than 800 %, or even up to 1200 %, or within the range of about 25 % to about 800 %, or about 50 % to about 800 %, or about 100 % to about 800 %, or about 250 % to about 800 %, or about 500 % to about 800 %, or about 25 % to about 500 %, or about 50 % to about 500 %, or about 100 % to about 500 %, or about 250 % to about 500 %, or about 100 % to about 800 %, or about 250 % to about 800 %, or about 500 % to about 800 %. The polymerized product may have tensile strength up to about 425 psi, for example, up to about 400 psi, or up to 300 psi, or up to 200 psi, or within the range of about 95 psi to about 400 psi, or about 95 psi to about 300 psi, or about 95 psi to about 200 psi, or about 125 psi to about 400 psi, or about 125 psi to about 300 psi, or about 125 psi to about 200 psi, or about 150 psi to about 400 psi, or about 150 psi to about 300 psi, or about 150 psi to about 200 psi, or about 200 psi to about 400 psi, or about 300 psi to about 400 psi.

[0191] The polymerizable compositions and polymerized products as otherwise described herein may be further characterized by its peel bond strength. Peel bond strength is measured using ASTM C 794 test method, on a polymerized product of the polymerized composition of the disclosure. For example, in certain embodiments the polymerized product may have peel bond strength within the range of about 25 to about 55 Ibs/inch.

[0192] The polymerizable compositions and polymerized products as otherwise described herein can have a variety of hardnesses, e.g., in some embodiments, a Shore A durometer (Shore A) hardness up to 65. The Shore hardness is determined in accordance with ASTM C 661 on a polymerized product of the polymerizable composition of the disclosure. For example, in certain embodiments the polymerized product of a polymerizable composition as otherwise described herein may have Shore A hardness within the range of about 4 to about 65, of about 9 to about 65, or about 4 to 55, or about 9 to about 55, or about 20 to about 50, such as about 30 to about 50, or about 40 to about 50. But in other embodiments, the material has a hardness more appropriately measured on the Shore D scale.

[0193] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the compositions described herein can find use in a wide variety of applications. They can be formulated as one-part or two-part systems, and the properties can be selected by the person of ordinary skill in the art to be useful in a variety of processes, for example, injection molding, transfer molding, reactive extrusion, continuous printing, batched printing, adhesive techniques, sealing techniques, coating techniques, encapsulation techniques, photolithography, and 3D printing, to name a few. A wide variety of articles can be formed using the compositions and methods described herein, including those suitable for life science applications (e.g., medical or biopharma devices), retail and consumer applications, and various industrial applications (e.g., electronic devices such as microelectronic devices, electrooptic devices, and optical devices, and in construction, fluid system, and automotive applications).

[0194] For example, one embodiment of the disclosure is an article wherein the adhesive is in the form of a thin film. In certain such embodiments, the thin film may have a thickness of about 1 pm to about 200 pm, or about 5 pm to about 180 pm, or about 30 pm to 150 pm.

[0195] Another aspect of the disclosure is an article comprising a first surface; a second surface; and a polymerized composition adhering or sealing the first surface to the second surface, wherein the adhesive is a polymerization product of a polymerizable composition according the disclosure. One embodiment of such an article is shown in FIG. 1. Here, a first component 110 has a first surface 115, and a second component has a second surface 125. Polymerized composition 130 adheres the first surface 115 to the second surface 125. Another embodiment of such an article is shown in FIG. 2. Here, a first component 210 has a first surface 215, and a second component has a second surface 225. Polymerized composition 230 seals the first surface 215 to the second surface 225.

[0196] In certain embodiments of the article of the disclosure, the first surface is a silicone polymer surface; and the second surface is a non-silicone polymer surface (e.g., a polyolefin or thermoplastic polyurethane surface). In certain embodiments of the article of the disclosure, the first surface is a non-silicone polymer surface (e.g., a polyolefin or thermoplastic polyurethane surface); and the second surface is a silicone polymer surface.

[0197] The polymerized composition can take many forms. For example, in certain embodiments of the disclosure, the polymerized composition is in the form of a thin film. In certain such embodiments, the thin film may have a thickness of about 1 pm to about 200 pm, or about 5 pm to about 180 pm, or about 30 pm to 150 pm. Of course, in other embodiments, depending on the particular application, the polymerized composition can be provided as a thicker layer, or as a body of any desired shape.

[0198] Various articles of the disclosure may be prepared by sealing or affixing a first surface to a second surface. Certain such methods include disposing a polymerizable composition as described herein such that it is in contact with the first surface and the second surface; and then polymerizing the polymerizable composition to adhere or seal the first surface to the second surface.

[0199] Another aspect of the disclosure is a tubing having a first layer concentrically disposed about a second layer, and a layer of a polymerized product of a polymerizable composition according the disclosure disposed between and in contact with the first layer and the second layer. In certain such embodiments, the first layer is formed from a silicone polymer and the second layer is formed from a non-silicone polymer (e.g., a polyolefin). In certain such embodiments, the first layer is formed from a non-silicone polymer (e.g., a polyolefin) and the second layer is formed from a silicone polymer. The compositions of the disclosure can act as a tie layer to help adhesion between dissimilar materials of the first layer and the second layer.

[0200] One embodiment of a tubing is shown in schematic view in FIG. 3. Here, tubing 300 includes a layer 306, which is a polymerized product of a polymerizable composition according the disclosure. The layer 306 is sandwiched between the first layer 302 and the second layer 304, for example, such that the layer 306 is in direct contact with the inner surface 310 of the first layer 302 and in direct contact with the outer surface 308 of the second layer 304.

[0201] Another embodiment of the disclosure is an electrooptic device that includes an electrooptic die; an die attachment material adhering the electrooptic die to a substrate; and an encapsulant material encapsulating the electrooptic die, in which one or more of the die attachment material and the encapsulant material are a polymerized composition of a polymerizable composition as described herein. In certain such embodiments, the encapsulant material is itself shaped as a lens or a mirror. Another embodiment of the disclosure is an electrooptic device that includes an electrooptic die; an die attachment material adhering the electrooptic die to a substrate; an encapsulant material encapsulating the electrooptic die; and an optic material disposed on the encapsulant and configured in an operative optical beam path of the electrooptic die, in which one or more of the die attachment material, the optic material and the encapsulant material are a polymerized composition of a polymerizable composition as described herein. In certain such

embodiments, the optic material is shaped as a lens or a mirror. The electrooptic device can be, for example, in the form of a light-emitting diode or a photodetector. One embodiment of an electrooptic device is shown in schematic cross-sectional view in FIG. 4. Here, electrooptic device 400 (in the form of a light-emitting diode) includes an electrooptic die 415, adhered to a substrate 405 by die attachment material 420; an encapsulant material 410; and an optic material 430 shaped as a lens. Any or all of the die attachment material, the encapsulant material and the optic material can be formed of a polymerized composition of a polymerizable composition as described herein.

[0202] The materials described herein can be molded into a variety of shapes.

Accordingly, another aspect of the disclosure is a molded body of a polymer as described herein.

[0203] Another aspect of the disclosure is a polymerizable composition that includes one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprising one or more of

one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a

plurality of silicon hydride functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 89.95 wt%;

one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a plurality of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 89.95 wt%; and one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising at least about one silicon hydride functional group and at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 89.95 wt%; one or more reactive organic compounds, each comprising at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt%;

one or more tackifiers, present in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 99.95 wt%; and

an effective amount of a borane catalyst, present, for example, in an amount within the range of 0.0005 wt% to about 10 wt%,

wherein the ratio of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups to reactive silicon hydride functional groups in the composition is in the range of 1 :5 to 5: 1.

In certain such embodiments, the tackifier is present in an amount in the range of about 20 wt% to about 75 wt% of the composition.

[0204] Such compositions can be formulated and cured, for example, as otherwise as described above.

[0205] In certain embodiments (i.e., to make a pressure-sensitive adhesive) the polymerizable compositions of the disclosure include one or more tackifiers. The one or more tackifiers is present in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 99.95 wt% based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition. For example, in certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, one or more tackifiers is present in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 99 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 70 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 65 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 55 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 40 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 35 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 99 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 02 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 70 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 65 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 60 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 55 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 45 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 40 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 35 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 15 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 35 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 40 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 45 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 50 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 55 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 60 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 65 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 99.95 wt%, or about 50 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 50 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 50 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 50 wt% to about 80 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 75 wt%, or about 30 wt% to about 70 wt% based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition.

[0206] The tackifier can be any that is known in the art suitable for use in pressure- sensitive adhesives and includes both solid and liquid tackifiers. The tackifier can include, but is not limited to, amorphous tackifier resins of all types known to tackify adhesives, including silicone-based (including dendrimeric silicones), rosin-based and hydrogenated rosin-based, hydrocarbon resin-based and hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin-based, phenolic resin-based, terpene resin-based, terpene phenolic resin-based, styrenated terpene resin- based, hydrogenated terpene resin-based, polyester resin-based, pure monomer aromatic- based, aromatic acrylic-based, liquid resin types, and functionalized types thereof. These tackifiers may also be in a hydrogenated form.

[0207] In certain embodiments of the compositions as otherwise described herein, the one or more tackifiers include terpene resins, petroleum hydrocarbons resins, piperylene and isoprene resin, hydrogenated resins, and silicone resins.

[0208] The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the first, second, and/or third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the reactive organic compound, and the tackifier can be combined in various combinations and amounts. For example, in certain embodiments as otherwise described herein, the composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 30 wt%; one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 70 wt% to about 89 wt%; and one or more tackifiers in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 30 wt%. In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, the composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 1 wt% to about 30 wt%, about 5 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 30 wt%; one or more second organosiloxanes or

organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 70 wt% to about 89 wt%, about 70 wt% to about 85 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 80 wt%; and one or more tackifiers present in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 30 wt%, about 15 wt% to about 30 wt%, or about 20 wt% to about 30 wt%. In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, the composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or

organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 30 wt% to about 70 wt%; one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 15 wt% to about 55 wt%; and one or more tackifiers present in an amount within the range of about 15 wt% to about 55 wt%. In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, the composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 40 wt% to about 59.95 wt%; one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 30 wt%; and one or more tackifiers present in an amount within the range of about 40 wt% to about 59.9 wt%. In certain such embodiments, substantially no third

organosiloxane or organosilane is present (e.g., no more than 0.5 wt%, or no more than 0.1 wt%). In these embodiments, the reactive organic compound can be present in any desirable amount as described above.

[0209] In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, the composition includes one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes present in an amount within the range of about 30 wt% to about 89 wt%; and one or more tackifiers in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 70 wt%. For example, in certain such embodiments, the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is present in an amount within the range of about 50 wt% to about 89 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 89 wt%. In certain such embodiments, substantially no first organosiloxane or organosilane or second organosiloxane or organosilane is present (e.g., no more than 0.5 wt%, or no more than 0.1 wt% of each). In these embodiments, the reactive organic compound can be present in any desirable amount as described above.

[0210] In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, a polymerizable

composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 5 wt% to about 75 wt%; one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount up to about 75 wt%; one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount up to about 75 wt%; and one or more tackifiers in an amount in the range of about 10 wt% to about 85 wt%. In these embodiments, the reactive organic compound can be present in any desirable amount as described above.

[0211] In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, the one or more tackifiers is present in a total amount in the range of about 20 wt% to about 80 wt%, and the total amount of any first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, any second organosiloxanes or organosilanes and any third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is in the range of about 15 wt% to about 85 wt%. In these embodiments, the reactive organic compound can be present in any desirable amount as described above.

[0212] In other embodiments as otherwise described herein, the one or more tackifiers is present in a total amount in the range of about 20 wt% to about 80 wt%, and the total amount of any first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, any second organosiloxanes or organosilanes, and any third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is in the range of about 15 wt% to about 85 wt%. In these embodiments, the reactive organic compound can be present in any desirable amount as described above.

[0213] Another aspect of the disclosure is an article comprising a substrate; and an adhesive disposed on a first surface of the substrate, wherein the adhesive is a polymerized product of a polymerizable composition according the disclosure.

[0214] One embodiment of an article of the disclosure is illustrated in FIG. 5. Here, article 500 includes a substrate 510 and the adhesive 520 (e.g., a polymerized product of a polymerizable composition according the disclosure) in contact with the substrate surface 530. The substrate surface 530 may comprise a primer coating (not shown).

[0215] In certain embodiments of the article of the disclosure, the substrate is a backing liner. Standard backing liner may be used, such cellulosic material (e.g. paper), non-silicone film (e.g., thermoplastic material or polymer, blends of polymers, or filled polymer films), cardboard, stock card, woven and nonwoven webs, glass (e.g., uncoated cloth or cloth coated with PTFE / silicone rubber), glass foil, foams, composite film-foams, metal sheet, metal foil, glass, ceramic,, etc. The backing liner may include a single layer or consist of multiple layers including one layer that provides desired rheological and surface properties and another layer which provides the desired physical properties such as tear, elongation, and tensile properties. The single or multiple layer backing liner may be produced in conventional manners such as by casting, calendaring, and extrusion. Further laminating and coextruding techniques may be used to form multiple layer backing liner. In certain embodiments, the backing liner may be paper, such as kraft paper. The exact weight of the paper can vary, and illustrative weights include, but are not limited to, about 25 pounds to about 96 pounds per thousand square feet, for example about 96 pounds per thousand square feet, or about 75 pounds per thousand square feet, or about 60 pounds per thousand square feet, or about 42 pounds per thousand square feet. In certain embodiments, the backing liner may polymer film, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyethylene (PE), high density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyester, polyimide, and polyolefin. The exact thickness of the polymer film can vary, and illustrative thicknesses include, but are not limited to, about 0.4 mil to about 20 mils, for example about 1 mils, or about 2 mils, or about 3 mils, or about 4 mils, or about 1 mil to about 4 mils, or about 0.4 mil to about 40 mils, or about 1 mils to about 40 mils, or about 2 mils to about 40 mils, or about 5 mil to about 40 mils, or about 10 mils to about 40 mils, or about 20 mils to about 40 mils, or about 1 mils to about 20 mils, or about 2 mils to about 20 mils, or about 5 mil to about 20 mils, or about 10 mils to about 20 mils. [0216] In certain embodiments, the substrate is a release liner. In other embodiments, a separate release liner is used in conjunction with the adhesive disposed on a substrate. A release liner is configured to allow the adhesive to release cleanly therefrom, so that it can be peeled away to expose adhesive surface. The release liner can be coated with a suitable release coating, or can be formed from a material that itself provides suitable release properties. Release coatings and materials are known and include materials such as, for example, silicone (such as fluorosilicone), fluoropolymers, polyethylene, polycarbamate, polyacrylics, and the like. In certain embodiments, the release coating may be coated onto the release liner to form a release coat with a dry coat weight from 0.5 to 6 g/m 2 , e.g., from 2 to 3 g/m 2 .

[0217] One embodiment of the article of the disclosure comprising a release coating is illustrated in FIG. 6. Here, article 600 includes a substrate 610 that is in contact with the first surface of the adhesive 620 (e.g., a polymerized product of a polymerizable composition according the disclosure). The surface of the substrate 610 that is in contact with the adhesive may comprise a primer coating (not shown). The article also comprises a release liner 650 coated with a release coating 640 in contact with the second surface of the adhesive 620.

[0218] In certain embodiments, such as those for applications of a single-sided tape, the side of the release liner surface opposite of the surface in contact with the adhesive may be coated with a suitable release coating. Such embodiment of the article of the disclosure is illustrated in FIG. 7. Here, article 700 in a form of a roll includes a substrate 710 and the adhesive 720 (e.g., a polymerized product of a polymerizable composition according the disclosure) in contact with the first surface 730 of the substrate. The surface 730 may comprise a primer coating (not shown). The substrate 710 also comprises a release coating 740 in contact with the second surface 760 of the substrate. When article 700 is rolled up, the adhesive 720 is in contact with the release coating 740.

[0219] The release liner may also be coated with a suitable release primer, which acts to improve anchorage of the adhesive to the release liner. Suitable primers include, but are not limited to, solvent-based or aqueous acrylic polymers, ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers, fluorinated polymers, ethylene-vinyl acetate-acrylic copolymers, styrene-butadiene copolymers, and styrene-butadiene-acrylonitrile copolymers. In certain embodiments, the primer may be coated onto the release liner to form a primer coat with a dry coat weight from 0.5 to 6 g/m 2 , e.g., from 2 to 3 g/m 2 . The layer of adhesive as otherwise described herein is then applied to the primer coat. [0220] The release force properties of the release liner will vary depending on the use of the article. Release force is measured using PSTC 4 test procedure (“Relative Performance of Release Coatings”) as set forth in Pressure Sensitive Tape Council Test Methods. For example, the release liner may have release force of about 1 gf/inch to about 150 gf/inch , for example, about 1 gf/in to about 100 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/in to about 50 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/in to about 10 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/in to about 150 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/in to about 100 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/in to about 50 gf/inch, or about 50 gf/in to about 150 gf/inch, or about 50 gf/in to about 100 gf/inch, or about 100 gf/in to about 150 gf/inch.

[0221] In one embodiment of the article of the disclosure, the adhesive is in the form of a thin film. In certain such embodiments, the thin film may have a thickness of about 0.01 pm to about 500 pm, about 0.01 pm to about 200 pm, about 0.01 pm to about 1 pm, or about 0.01 pm to about 0.5 pm, or about 0.01 pm to 0.1 pm, or about 0.01 pm to 0.07 pm, or about 0.04 pm to 0.07 pm, or about 1 pm to about 200 pm, or about 5 pm to about 180 pm, or about 30 pm to 150 pm.

[0222] One of skill in the art may select the adhesive with particular adhesion properties depending on the desired use, generally ranging from about 0.01 N/dm to about 100 N/dm, for example, about 0.1 N/dm to about 100 N/dm, or about 1 N/dm to about 100 N/dm, or about 10 N/dm to about 100 N/dm, or about 50 N/dm to about 100 N/dm, or about 0.01 N/dm to about 80 N/dm, or about 0.1 N/dm to about 80 N/dm, or about 1 N/dm to about 80 N/dm, or about 10 N/dm to about 80 N/dm, or about 50 N/dm to about 80 N/dm, or about 0.01 N/dm to about 50 N/dm, or about 0.1 N/dm to about 50 N/dm, or about 1 N/dm to about 50 N/dm, or about 10 N/dm to about 50 N/dm, at a peel angle of 180°, measured according to PSTC-1 and PSTC-3 at a peel rate of 12.7 cm/min. Adhesives having higher peel adhesion levels will usually require backing liner having a higher tensile strength.

[0223] In certain embodiments, the articles of the disclosure have service temperature within the range of -80 °C to about 300 °C.

[0224] The article of the disclosure may be prepared by disposing a polymerizable composition of the disclosure onto a substrate; and polymerizing the polymerizable composition to provide an adhesive disposed on the substrate.

[0225] Particular experiments can be performed as described below:

[0226] One or more organosiloxanes and the tackifier are added to a glass container. Solvent is optionally added to provide a homogeneous mixture. A mechanical mixer is then used to stir the mixture. The borane catalyst is then added dropwise to the mixture, and the mixing is continued for another 30 minutes. The mixture is then applied to the backing liner, and after removing any solvent by evaporation, and appropriate curing, the article of the disclosure is obtained.

[0227] An article of the disclosure is prepared according to the general procedure provided above, with the suitable materials outlined in the table below.

[0228] In certain embodiments, the polymerizable compositions as otherwise described herein has, when polymerized, a release force of no more than 200 gf/inch (e.g., no more than 100 gf/inch or no more than 50 gf/inch) as measured by PSTC 4 test procedure.

[0229] The term“release force” relates to the force required to remove a unit width of pressure sensitive adhesive tape, which has been in contact with a release liner for a given period of time, from a standard test panel, as measured by the PSTC 4 test procedure (“Relative Performance of Release Coatings”) as set forth in the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council Test Methods, hereby incorporated herein by reference in its entirety. Notably, the polymerized products of the compositions of the disclosure have release forces of no more than about 200 gf/inch, e.g., no more than about 100 gf/inch, no more than about 75 gf/inch, no more than about 50 gf/inch, no more than about 25 gf/inch, no more than about 10 gf/inch or even no more than about 5 gf/inch; such release forces can make the materials particularly suitable as release materials. In certain embodiments, the polymerized products have a release force in the range of about 1 gf/inch to about 200 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/inch to about 100 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/inch to about 75 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/inch to about 50 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/inch to about 25 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/inch to about 10 gf/inch, or about 5 gf/inch to about 150 gf/inch, or about 5 gf/inch to about 100 gf/inch, or about 5 gf/inch to about 75 gf/inch, or about 5 gf/inch to about 50 gf/inch, or about 5 gf/inch to about 25 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/inch to about 150 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/inch to about 100 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/inch to about 75 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/inch to about 50 gf/inch, or about 25 gf/inch to about 150 gf/inch, or about 25 gf/inch to about 100 gf/inch, or about 25 gf/inch to about 75 gf/inch, or about 25 gf/inch to about 50 gf/inch. Based on the disclosure herein, the person of ordinary skill in the art will provide a material having a desired release force.

[0230] In certain desirable embodiments, the first organosiloxane or organosilane includes one or more aryl (e.g., phenyl or substituted phenyl such as fluorophenyl or alkylphenyl) groups and/or one or more fluorinated groups (e.g., fluoroaryl or fluoroalkyl groups). Use of such materials in appropriate amounts, as determined by the person of ordinary skill in the art based on the present disclosure, can help to provide a lower release force.

[0231] Second organosiloxanes or organosilanes that include, for example, aryl groups (e.g., phenyl or substituted phenyl such as fluorophenyl or alkylphenyl) and/or fluorinated groups (e.g., fluorinated alkyl or fluorinated aryl) can help to provide desirably low release forces.

[0232] Similarly, third organosiloxanes or organosilanes including fluorinated groups or aryl groups can help to provide a desirably low release force.

[0233] Another aspect of the disclosure is a release layer disposed on a first surface; the release layer being a polymerization product of a polymerized product of a polymerizable composition as described herein.

[0234] One embodiment of a release layer of the disclosure is illustrated in FIG. 8, here configured as a release liner. Release liner 800 includes a liner backing 810, having a first surface 815, having a release layer 820 disposed thereon. The release layer 820 has a liner release surface 830. The liner release surface of the release layer can provide a low release force as described above, and thus can provide the desired release characteristics to the liner.

[0235] In certain embodiments of the release liner of the disclosure, the first surface is a liner backing. Standard liner backing may be used, such as cellulosic material such as paper, non-silicone film (e.g., thermoplastic material or polymer, blends of polymers, or filled polymer films), cardboard, stock card, woven and nonwoven webs, foams, composite film- foams, metal sheet, metal foil, glass, ceramic, etc. The liner backing may include a single layer or consist of multiple layers including one layer that provides desired rheological and surface properties and another layer which provides the desired physical properties such as tear, elongation, and tensile properties. The single or multiple layer liner backing may be produced in conventional manners such as by casting, calendaring, and extrusion. Further laminating and coextruding techniques may be used to form multiple layer liner backing. In certain embodiments, the liner backing may be paper, such as kraft paper. The exact weight of the paper can vary, and illustrative weights include, but are not limited to, about 25 pounds to about 96 pounds per thousand square feet, for example about 96 pounds per thousand square feet, or about 75 pounds per thousand square feet, or about 60 pounds per thousand square feet, or about 42 pounds per thousand square feet. In certain

embodiments, the liner backing may polymer film, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyethylene (PE), high density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), and polyolefin. The exact thickness of the polymer film can vary, and illustrative thicknesses include, but are not limited to, about 0.4 mil to about 20 mils, for example about 1 mils, or about 2 mils, or about 3 mils, or about 4 mils, or about 1 mil to about 4 mils.

[0236] Another embodiment is shown in schematic cross-sectional view in FIG. 9. A release liner 900 (including liner backing 910 and release layer 920) is disposed with its release layer against an adhesive 950 (e.g., a pressure sensitive adhesive.) The adhesive is disposed on a substrate 960. The release liner can be removed, with the low release force of the release layer allowing separation between the release layer and the adhesive, thereby exposing the adhesive, which can be used to adhere another article to the substrate.

[0237] But the person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the release layers described herein can provide release properties (and other properties, such as antifouling properties) to a wide variety of articles. Accordingly, the release layers described can be formed on any desirable surface, to provide desirable release properties thereto. The person of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the compositions and release layers described herein can find use in a wide variety of applications. A wide variety of articles can be formed using the compositions and methods described herein, including those suitable for life science applications (e.g., medical or biopharma, devices), retail and consumer applications (such as pressure-sensitive adhesive materials), and various industrial applications (e.g., electronic devices such as microelectronic devices, electrooptic devices, and optical devices, and in construction, fluid system, and automotive applications). In certain embodiments, the release layer of the disclosure is used for a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, a pressure-sensitive adhesive film, a label, or a medical dressing.

[0238] The release layer may be applied on the liner backing in a thickness sufficient to provide desired release force properties. In one embodiment of the disclosure, the coating is in the form of a thin film. In certain such embodiments, the thin film may have a thickness of about 0.01 pm to about 20 pm, or about 0.01 pm to about 10 pm, or about 0.01 pm to about 5 pm, or 0.01 pm to about 1 pm, or about 0.01 pm to about 0.5 pm, or about 0.01 pm to 0.1 pm, or about 0.01 pm to 0.07 pm, or about 0.04 pm to 0.07 pm.

[0239] The release layer as otherwise described herein may be further characterized by improved release force properties. Release force may be measured using PSTC 4 test procedure (“Relative Performance of Release Coatings”) as set forth in Pressure Sensitive Tape Council Test Methods. For example, the release layer may have release force of no more than 200 gf/inch (e.g., no more than 100 gf/inch or no more than 50 gf/inch), for example, about 1 gf/in to about 100 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/in to about 50 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/in to about 10 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/in to about 150 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/in to about 100 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/in to about 50 gf/inch, or about 50 gf/in to about 150 gf/inch, or about 50 gf/in to about 100 gf/inch, or about 100 gf/in to about 150 gf/inch.

[0240] The release layer of the disclosure may be prepared by the method comprising: disposing a polymerizable composition of the disclosure onto a first surface; and

polymerizing the polymerizable composition to provide the release layer. A general method for doing so is described: One or more organosiloxanes are added to a glass container. The mixture is then dissolved in toluene until homogeneous solution is obtained. A mechanical mixer is then used to stir the mixture. During the mixing, the glass container is kept at a temperature of 60 °C. The borane catalyst is then added dropwise to the mixture, and the mixing is continued for another 30 minutes. The mixture is then applied to the liner backing, and after removing solvent by evaporation, the release liner of the disclosure was obtained.

[0241] A release liner of the disclosure is prepared according to the general procedure provided above. The materials used are outlined in the table below.

Ex. No. Liner backing Release coating weight/thickness

1 ream=3000 sq ft

[0242] Certain aspects of the disclosure are now explained further via the following non limiting examples.

EXAMPLES

[0243] General Procedure: Formulation

[0244] One or more organosiloxanes and the reactive organic compound were added to a glass container. The mixture was then dissolved in toluene until homogeneous solution was obtained. A mechanical mixer was then used to stir the mixture. During the mixing, the glass container was kept at a temperature of 60 °C. The borane catalyst was then added dropwise to the mixture, and the mixing was continued for another 30 minutes. After removing solvent by evaporation at reduced pressure, the polymerizable composition was obtained.

[0245] In one embodiment, the polymerization of the polymerizable composition may be represented by Scheme III:

Scheme III

[0246] Example 1

[0247] A polymerizable composition of the disclosure was prepared according to the general procedure provided above. The silicone and epoxy components in Table 1 below were mixed and then dissolved into toluene to provide a homogeneous solution. The the solution was stirred and warmed to ~60 °C; the catalyst (BCF, 750 ppm) was slowly dropwise added. After 30 minutes, the solution was removed from heat, and solvent was removed by evaporation at reduced pressure.

Table 1.

[0248] Example 2

[0249] A polymerizable composition of the disclosure was prepared according to the general procedure provided above. The materials used are outlined in Table 2 below.

Table 2.

[0250] Example 3

[0251] A polymerizable composition of the disclosure was prepared according to the general procedure provided above. The materials used are outlined in Table 3 below.

Table 3.

[0252] The polymerized compositions of Examples 1 , 2, and 3 are illustrated in FIG. 10. The polymerized composition of Examples 1 was the least transparent but had the highest toughness; the polymerized composition of Examples 3 was the most transparent but had the lowest toughness.

[0253] The thermal stability of polymerized composition of Example 1 (labeled as silicone-bisphenol A copolymer) is provided in FIG. 11 , together with the thermal stability of two comparative materials. The“silicone elastomer” was prepared by combining 5-7% (EPOXYPROPOXYPROPYL)METHYLSILOXANE] - DIMETHYLSILOXANE COPOLYMER, 200-300 cSt (1.86 g), DMS-H25 (10 g) and B(CeFs) 3 (100 ppm) and curing at 80 °C for 10 min, and then post-curing at 120 °C for 2 h. The“Bisphenol A” material was prepared by mixing bisphenol A diglycidyl ether with BCF (200 ppm), and heating to cure (80 °C for 10 min). In the thermogravimetric analysis was performed with gradually heating from room temperature to 800 °C (temperature increase = 5 °C/min) in nitrogen.

[0254] Additional aspects of the disclosure are described in the enumerated

embodiments listed below, which can be combined in any number and in any fashion that is not logically or technically inconsistent.

Embodiment 1. A polymerizable composition comprising:

one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprising one or more of

one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a

plurality of silicon hydride functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt% (e.g., about 0.05 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 90 wt%);

one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilane, each comprising a plurality of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt% (e.g., about 0.05 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 90 wt%); and

one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising at least about one silicon hydride functional group and at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt% (e.g., about 0.05 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 90 wt%);

one or more reactive organic compounds, each comprising at least about one

reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 99.95 wt% (e.g., about 0.05 wt% to about 95 wt%, or about 0.05 wt% to about 90 wt%); and an effective amount of a borane catalyst, present, for example, in an amount within the range of 0.0005 wt% to about 10 wt% (e.g., about 0.5 wt% to about 10 wt%), wherein the ratio of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups to reactive silicon hydride functional groups in the composition is in the range of 1 :5 to 5:1.

Embodiment 2. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 1 , wherein the polymerizable composition includes one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes and one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes.

Embodiment 3. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 2, wherein the polymerizable composition includes less than 1 % of the third organosiloxanes or

organosilanes.

Embodiment 4. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 1 , wherein the polymerizable composition includes one or more third organosiloxanes.

Embodiment 5. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 4, wherein the polymerizable composition includes less than 1% of the first organosiloxanes or

organosilanes and the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes.

Embodiment 6. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-4, wherein, if present, the one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in a total amount of about 1 wt% to about 70 wt%.

Embodiment 7. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-4, wherein the one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in a total amount of about 25 wt% to about 90 wt%.

Embodiment 8. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-7, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes includes about two silicon hydride functional groups (e.g., 1.7 to 2.3 silicon hydride functional groups) (i.e. , per molecule on average over the sample).

Embodiment 9. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-8, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprises about three or more silicon hydride functional groups, e.g., a number of silicon hydride functional groups within the range of about 4 to about 1000 or 5 to about 1 ,000. (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample).

Embodiment 10. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-9, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprises a number of silicon hydride functional groups within the range of about 10 to about 100. (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample). Embodiment 11. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-10, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is an organosiloxane comprising about two or more siloxane repeat units, wherein the number of siloxane repeat units comprising a silicon hydride functional group is within the range of about 0.01 % to about 100% of the total number of siloxane repeat units; e.g., is within the range of about 0.1% to about 100% of the total number of siloxane repeat units (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample).

Embodiment 12. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-10, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is an organosiloxane comprising about two or more siloxane repeat units, wherein the number of siloxane repeat units comprising a silicon hydride functional group is within the range of about 0.5% to about 20% of the total number of siloxane repeat units (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample).

Embodiment 13. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-12, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is an organosiloxane comprising two or more siloxane repeat units, wherein the number of siloxane repeat units comprising a silicon hydride functional group is within the range of about 20% to about 60% of the total number of siloxane repeat units (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample)..

Embodiment 14. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-13, wherein at least one of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula l-A:

wherein:

each of R 1 , R 2 , and R 3 is independently hydrogen, C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 )

hydrocarbon;

each of R 4 , R 5 , and R 6 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; each of R 7 , R 9 , R 10 , and R 12 is independently hydrogen or C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon;

R 8 is hydrogen, O, or C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; R 11 is a covalent bond to R 8 if R 8 is O and is otherwise hydrogen or C1-C60 (e.g., C1-C6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; and

each of X, Y, and Z is independently 0-20,000, provided that at least one of X, Y and Z is not zero, and that the molecule bears at least two reactive silicon hydride groups.

Embodiment 15. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 14, wherein

R 8 and R 11 are hydrogen; and

each of R 7 , R 9 , R 10 , and R 12 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon.

Embodiment 16. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 15, wherein each of R 1 , R 2 , and R 3 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon.

Embodiment 17. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 15 or embodiment 16, wherein X, Y and Z are 0.

Embodiment 18. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 14-16, wherein

R 1 is Ci-Ceo (e.g., CrCe or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon;

X is 1-10000 (e.g., 1-1000 or 1-500); and

Y and Z are 0.

Embodiment 19. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 14, wherein one or more of R 1 , R 2 and R 3 is hydrogen.

Embodiment 20. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 19, wherein

each of R 1 and R 3 is independently C1-C60 hydrocarbon;

R 2 is hydrogen;

each of X and Z is independently 0-1000 (e.g., 0-500);

Y is 1-2000 (e.g., 1-500).

Embodiment 21. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 20, wherein the ratio of Y to the total of X and Z is within the range of 1 :199 to 1 :4.

Embodiment 22. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 20, wherein the ratio of Y to the total of X and Z is within the range of 1 :4 to 3:2.

Embodiment 23. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 19-22, wherein R 8 and R 11 are not hydrogen.

Embodiment 24. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 29-23, wherein R 8 is O and R 11 is a covalent bond to R 8 . Embodiment 25. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-24, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula l-B:

wherein:

each of R 13 , R 14 , R 15 , and R 16 is independently hydrogen, C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon, or R L ; and

in which

each of R 17 and R 18 is independently C1-C4 hydrocarbon, provided that the

compound bears at least two reactive silicon hydride groups.

Embodiment 26. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-25, wherein the one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprise a hydride terminated polysiloxane, or a polysiloxane having silicon hydrides along its polysiloxane backbone, or a silane or disiloxane bearing two silicon hydrides.

Embodiment 27. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-26 wherein the one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprise one or more of hydride- terminated PDMS; methylhydrosiloxane-dimethylsiloxane copolymer;

polymethylhydrosiloxanes; and methylhydrogen silicone fluid (side chain type); 2, 4,6,8- tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane; and methylhydrosiloxane-phenylmethylsiloxane copolymer.

Embodiment 28. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-27, wherein the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 130 Da to about 10 kDa.

Embodiment 29. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-28, wherein one or more (e.g., each) first organosiloxane or organosilane has a M w of about 88 Da to about 1 MDa; e.g., about 500 Da to about 500 kDa, or about 1 kDa to about 100 kDa; or about 1 kDa to about 10 kDa. Embodiment 30. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-29, wherein the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 10 kDa to about 65 kDa.

Embodiment 31. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-30, wherein the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the first organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 25 kDa to about 1 MDa.

Embodiment 32. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-4 and 6- 31 , wherein, if present, the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in a total amount of about 1 wt% to about 70 wt%.

Embodiment 33. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-4 and 6- 31 , wherein the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in a total amount of about 25 wt% to about 90 wt%.

Embodiment 34. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-33, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprises about two (e.g., 1.7-2.3) reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups (i.e. , per molecule on average over the sample).

Embodiment 35. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-34, wherein one or more of the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprises at least about two reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups; or about three or more reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups, e.g., a number of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups within the range of about 2 to about 1000 or about 5 to about 500.

Embodiment 36. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-35, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprises a number of reactive heterocycloalkyl groups within the range of about 10 to about 100 (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample).

Embodiment 37. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-36, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxane or organosilanes is an organosiloxane comprising about two or more siloxane units, and wherein the number of siloxane units comprising a reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group is within the range of about 0.5% to about 20% of the total number of siloxane units, or is within the range of about 0.01 % to about 100% of the total number of siloxane repeat units (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample).

Embodiment 38. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-36, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxane or organosilanes is an organosiloxane comprising about two or more siloxane units, and wherein the number of siloxane units comprising a reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group is within the range of about 2% to about 10% of the total number of siloxane units (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample).

Embodiment 39. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-38, wherein at least one (e.g., each of) of the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula ll-A:

wherein:

each of R 21 , R 22 , R 23 , R 27 , and R 30 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 )

hydrocarbon, R A or R B ;

in which

each of Q 1 and T 1 is independently O, or S;

R c is C 1 -C 20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R D and R E is independently C 1 -C 6 hydrocarbonylene or a covalent bond; r is 0 or 1 ; and

R F is C 1 -C 6 hydrocarbonylene;

in which

each of Q 2 and T 2 is independently O, or S;

R G is C 1 -C 20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R H and R J is independently C 1 -C 5 hydrocarbonylene; r is 0 or 1 ;

R K is Ci-C e hydrocarbonylene if r is 1 ; and

R K is Ci-C e hydrocarbonylene or a covalent bond if r is 0;

each of R 24 , R 25 , and R 26 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; each of R 29 and R 32 is independently hydrogen or C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 )

hydrocarbon;

R 28 is O, or C1-C60 hydrocarbon;

R 31 is a covalent bond to R 28 if R 28 is O, or is otherwise C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon;

each of A, B, and C is independently 0-20,000, provided that at least one of A, B and C is not zero, and that the molecule bears at least two reactive heterocycloalkyl groups.

Embodiment 40. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 39, wherein

each of R 21 , R 23 , R 27 , and R 30 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; R 22 is R A or R B ;

sum of A and C is independently 0-1 ,000;

B is 1-2000.

Embodiment 41. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 39 or embodiment 43, wherein the ratio of B to the total of A and C is within the range of 1 :199 to 1 :9.

Embodiment 42. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 39-41 , wherein R 28 is O and R 31 is a covalent bond to R 28 .

Embodiment 43. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 39-42, wherein at least one (e.g., each of) of the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula ll-B:

wherein:

each of R 33 , R 34 , R 35 , and R 36 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 )

hydrocarbon, R A , R B , or R M ;

in which each of R 37 and R 38 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; and R 39 is R A or R B ;

in which

each of Q 1 and T 1 is independently O, or S;

R c is C1-C20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R D and R E is independently C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene or a covalent bond; r is 0 or 1 ; and

R F is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene;

in which

each of Q 2 and T 2 is independently O, or S;

R G is C1-C20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R H and R J is independently C1-C5 hydrocarbonylene;

r is 0 or 1 ;

R K is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene if r is 1 ; and

R K is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene or a covalent bond if r is 0, provided that the compound bears at least two reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups;.

Embodiment 44. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 39-43, wherein R G is linear or branched C1-C6 alkylene.

Embodiment 45. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-44 wherein the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprise an epoxy- terminated polysiloxane, or a polysiloxane having epoxides along its polysiloxane backbone.

Embodiment 46. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-45 wherein the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprise one or more of epoxide-terminated polysiloxanes; epoxycyclohexylethylmethylsiloxane-dimethylsiloxane copolymer; 2,4,6,8-tetramethyl-2,4,6,8-tetrakis(propyl glycidyl ether)cyclotetrasiloxane; and epoxy-modified side-chain type silicone fluids (e.g., epoxypropoxypropyl)methylsiloxane- siloxane copolymer). Embodiment 47. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-46, wherein the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 350 Da to about 5 kDa.

Embodiment 48. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-47, wherein one or more (e.g., each) second organosiloxane or organosilane has a M w of about 200 Da to about 1 MDa; e.g., about 1 kDa to about 50 kDa.

Embodiment 49. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-48, wherein the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 5 kDa to about 25 kDa.

Embodiment 50. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-49, wherein the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the second organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 25 kDa to about 1 MDa.

Embodiment 51. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1 , 2 and 4- 50, wherein, if present, the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in a total amount of about 1 wt% to about 70 wt%.

Embodiment 52. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1 , 2 and 4- 50, wherein the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in a total amount of about 25 wt% to about 90 wt%.

Embodiment 53. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-52, wherein one or more of (e.g., each of) the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprises about one (e.g., 0.7-1.3) silicon hydride functional group and about one (e.g., 0.7-1.3) reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group (i.e. , per molecule on average over the sample).

Embodiment 54. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-53, wherein one or more of the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprises about two or more silicon hydride functional groups and/or about two or more reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups (i.e., per molecule on average over the sample)..

Embodiment 55. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-54, wherein one or more of the third organosiloxane or organosilanes is an organosiloxane comprising two or more siloxane units, and wherein the number of siloxane units comprising a heterocycloalkyl functional group or a silicon hydride functional group is within the range of about 0.01 % to about 100% (e.g., about 0.5% to about 50%) of the total number of siloxane units. Embodiment 56. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-55, wherein at least one of (e.g., each of) the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula lll-A:

wherein:

each of R 41 , R 42 , R 43 , R 47 , and R 50 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon, hydrogen, R A or R B ;

in which

each of Q 1 and T 1 is independently O, or S;

R c is C 1 -C 20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R D and R E is independently C 1 -C 6 hydrocarbonylene or a covalent bond; r is 0 or 1 ; and

R F is C 1 -C 6 hydrocarbonylene;

in which

each of Q 2 and T 2 is independently O, or S;

R G is C 1 -C 20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R H and R J is independently C1-C5 hydrocarbonylene;

r is 0 or 1 ;

R K is C 1 -C 6 hydrocarbonylene if r is 1 ; and

R K is C 1 -C 6 hydrocarbonylene or a covalent bond if r is 0;

each of R 44 , R 45 , and R 46 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon; each of R 49 and R 52 is independently Ci-C6o (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon;

R 48 is O, or C 1 -C 60 hydrocarbon; R 51 is a covalent bond to R 48 if R 48 is O, or is otherwise C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon;

each of D, E, and F is independently 0-20,000, provided that at least one of D, E and F is not zero, provided that the molecule bears at least one reactive silicon hydride and at least one reactive heterocycloalkyl group.

Embodiment 57. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 56, wherein

each of R 43 , R 47 , and R 50 is independently C 1 -C 60 (e.g., C 1 -C 6 or C 1 -C 3 ) hydrocarbon;

R 41 is H;

R 42 is R A or R B ;

D is 1-2000;

E is 1-2000; and

F is 0-1 ,000.

Embodiment 58. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 56 or embodiment 57, wherein the ratio of E to the total of D and F is within the range of 1 : 199 to 1 :9; and the ratio of D to the total of E and F is within the range of 1 :199 to 1 :9.

Embodiment 59. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 56-58, wherein R 48 is O and R 51 is a covalent bond to R 48 .

Embodiment 60. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-59, wherein at least one of (e.g., each of) the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is a compound of Formula lll-B:

(lll-B)

wherein:

each of R 53 , R 54 , R 55 , and R 56 is independently C1-C60 hydrocarbon, H, R A , R B , or R M ;

in which

each of R 57 and R 58 is independently C1-C60 hydrocarbon; and

R 59 is R A or R B ;

in which

each of Q 1 and T 1 is independently 0, or S;

R c is C1-C20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R D and R E is independently C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene or a covalent bond; r is 0 or 1 ; and

R F is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene;

in which

each of Q 2 and T 2 is independently O, or S;

R G is C1-C20 hydrocarbonylene;

each of R H and R J is independently C1-C5 hydrocarbonylene;

r is 0 or 1 ;

R K is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene if r is 1 ; and

R K is C1-C6 hydrocarbonylene or a covalent bond if r is 0, provided that the molecule bears at least one silicon hydride and at least one reactive heterocycloalkyl group.

Embodiment 61. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 56-60, wherein R G is linear or branched C1-C6 alkylene.

Embodiment 62. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-61 , wherein the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprise one or more of an polysiloxane terminated with one or more epoxides and having one or more silicon hydrides along its backbone, a polysiloxane terminated with one or more silicon hydrides and having one or more epoxides along its backbone; a polysiloxane terminated with a silicon hydride and with an epoxide; or a polysiloxane having one or more silicon hydrides and one or more epoxides along its polysiloxane backbone.

Embodiment 63. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-62, wherein the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 350 Da to about 5 kDa. Embodiment 64. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-63, wherein one or more (e.g., each) third organosiloxane or organosilane has a M w of about 120 Da to about 1 MDa; or about 1 kDa to about 100 kDa.

Embodiment 65. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-64, wherein the molecular weight of one or more of (e.g., each of) the third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is within the range of about 5 kDa to about 25 kDa.

Embodiment 66. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-65, wherein the molecular weight of the one or more of the third organosiloxanes or

organosilanes is within the range of about 25 kDa to about 1 MDa.

Embodiment 67. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 14-66, wherein each of R D and R E is a covalent bond.

Embodiment 68. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 14-66, wherein each of R D and R E is independently C1-C2 alkylene.

Embodiment 69. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 14-68, wherein R F is linear or branched C1-C4 alkylene.

Embodiment 70. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 14-68, wherein R F is methylene.

Embodiment 71. A polymerizable composition according to any of 14-70, wherein each of Q 1 and T 1 are O.

Embodiment 72. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 14-71 , wherein r is 0.

Embodiment 73. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 14-72, wherein

Embodiment 74. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 14-73, wherein R c is linear or branched C1-C6 heteroalkylene.

Embodiment 75. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 14-74, wherein

Embodiment 76. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 17-75, wherein R H is C1-C2 alkylene. Embodiment 77. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 17-76 wherein R J is methylene.

Embodiment 78. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 17-77, wherein R K is methylene.

Embodiment 79. A polymerizable composition according to any of 17-78, wherein each of

Q 2 and T 2 are O.

Embodiment 80. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 17-78, wherein r is 0.

Embodiment 81. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 80, wherein R K is a covalent bond.

Embodiment 82. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 14-81 ,

wherein

Embodiment 83. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-82, wherein the one or more reactive organic compounds are present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 80 wt%, e.g., about 1 wt% to about 80 wt%.

Embodiment 84. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-82, wherein the one or more reactive organic compounds are present in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 90 wt%, e.g., about 15 wt% to about 85 wt%.

Embodiment 85. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-82, wherein the one or more reactive compounds is present in an amount within the range of about 1 wt% to about 70 wt%, e.g., about 1 wt% to about 50 wt%, or about 1 wt% to about 30 wt%.

Embodiment 86. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-85, wherein one or more of the reactive organic compounds comprises about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group.

Embodiment 87. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-86, wherein one or more of the reactive organic compounds comprises about at least about two (e.g., about two, for example, 1.7-2.3) reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups.

Embodiment 88. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-86, wherein one or more of the reactive organic compounds comprises reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups within the range of about 2 to about 10,000, e.g., in the range of about 2 to 500, or in the range of about 2 to about 50.

Embodiment 89. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-88, wherein the one or more reactive organic compounds is an epoxy-terminated moiety, or has one or more epoxides along its backbone.

Embodiment 90. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-89, wherein the one or more reactive organic compounds comprises an aliphatic hydrocarbon, an aromatic hydrocarbon, or a polymer.

Embodiment 91. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-90, wherein the one or more reactive organic compounds is or or , wherein R is an aliphatic hydrocarbon (e.g., optionally substituted C 1 -C 24 alkyl, C 1 -C 24 alkenyl, C 1 -C 24 alkynyl), an aromatic hydrocarbon, or a polymer (such as but not limited to polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene glycol, polyacrylate, polymethacrylate, polyolefin, etc.), or a halogenated moiety such as a haloalkyl or a haloaryl-containing group.

Embodiment 92. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-90, wherein each heterocycloalkyl functional group is a cyclic ether, e.g., an epoxide functional group or an oxetane functional group, or a cyclic thioether, e.g., an episulfide functional group.

Embodiment 93. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-90, wherein each heterocycloalkyl functional group is an epoxide.

Embodiment 94. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-90, wherein each heterocycloalkyl functional group is an oxetane or an episulfide.

Embodiment 95. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-94, wherein the polymerizable composition comprises:

one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 95 wt%; and

one or more reactive organic compounds in an amount within the range of about 5 wt% to about 90 wt%

Embodiment 96. The polymerizable composition of embodiment 95, wherein

substantially no (e.g., no more than 0.5 wt% of each) second or third organosiloxane or organosilane is present. Embodiment 97. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-94, wherein the polymerizable composition comprises one or more third organosiloxanes or

organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 30 wt% to about 99.95 wt%; and one or more reactive organic compounds in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 60 wt%.

Embodiment 98. The polymerizable composition of embodiment 97, wherein substantially no (e.g., no more than 0.5 wt% of each) first organosiloxane or organosilane or second organosiloxane or organosilane is present.

Embodiment 99. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-94, wherein the polymerizable composition comprises

one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 5 wt% to about 75 wt%;

one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 5 wt% to about 75 wt%;

one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 5 wt% to about 75 wt%; and

one or more reactive organic compounds in an amount within the range of about 5 wt% to about 75 wt%.

Embodiment 100. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-94, wherein the polymerizable composition comprises:

one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt% to about 30 wt% (or about 30 wt% to about 70 wt%, or about 70 wt% to about 99.95 wt%); and

one or more reactive organic compounds in an amount within the range of about 70 wt% to about 99.95 wt% (or about 30 wt% to about 70 wt%; or about 0.05 wt% to about 30 wt%).

Embodiment 101. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-100, wherein the ratio of silicon hydride functional groups to reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups in the composition is within the range of 1 :3 to 3: 1 , or 1 :2 to 2: 1 , or 1 : 1.5 to 1.5:1 ; or within the range of 1 :1.2 to 1.2:1 , or 1 :1.1 to 1.1 :1.

Embodiment 102. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-100, wherein the ratio of silicon hydride functional groups to reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups in the composition is within the range of 1 :5 to 1 :1 , e.g., 1 :2 to 1 :1 or 1 :1.5 to 1 :1.

Embodiment 103. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-102, wherein composition is substantially free of hydrosilylatable ethylenic unsaturations (e.g., less than 0.05 at% e.g., less than 0.01 at% of atoms making up hydrosilylatable ethylenic unsaturations).

Embodiment 104. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-103, wherein the ratio of hydrosilylatable ethylenic unsaturations to silicon hydride functional groups is less than 0.05, e.g., less than 0.01 , less than 0.005, or even less than 0.001.

Embodiment 105. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-104, wherein the borane catalyst comprises a compound of the formula B(R c ) q (R D ) r , wherein

each R c is independently C6-C14 aryl, optionally substituted with one or more groups that are independently C1-C3 fluoroalkyl, halogen, nitro, or CN;

each R D is independently halogen;

q is 1-3;

r is 0-2; and

the sum of q and r is 3.

Embodiment 106. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 105, wherein the borane catalyst comprises B(CeFs)3 or a tetra(pentafluorophenyl)borate salt such as

[(C6F 5 )3PF][B(C6F 5 )4].

Embodiment 107. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-104, wherein the borane catalyst comprises a borate complex.

Embodiment 108. A polymerizable composition according to embodiment 107, wherein the borate complex comprises a carbamato borate.

Embodiment 109. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-108,. wherein the borane catalyst is present in an amount in the range of about 0.01 wt% to about 2 wt%.

Embodiment 110. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-108,. wherein the borane catalyst is present in an amount in the range of about 0.1 wt% to about 5 wt%.

Embodiment 111.. A polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-110, wherein the polymerizable composition is substantially free (e.g., less than 0.1 wt%, or less than 0.01 wt%, or less than 0.001 wt%) of transition metal hydrosilylation catalysts.

Embodiment 112. The polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1- 111 , wherein the polymerizable composition further comprises one or more adhesion promoters, e.g., one or more silanes, or any combination thereof, in a total amount up to about 10 wt% of the composition, e.g., within the range of about 0.1 wt% to about 10 wt% of the composition. Embodiment 113. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-112, wherein the polymerizable composition further comprises one or more fillers (e.g., silicone resin, other polymers, silica, glasses, minerals, and metal oxides, nitrides, carbonates, or carbides, in the form of, for example, powder, flake, or fibers) in a total amount up to about 75 wt% of the composition, e.g., up to about 40 wt% of the composition, or within the range of about 15 wt% to about 75 wt% of the composition, or within the range of about 0.1wt% to about 40 wt% of the composition.

Embodiment 114. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-113, wherein the total amount of first, second and third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, reactive organic compounds, adhesion promoters, fillers, and borane catalyst is at least about 20 wt%, e.g., at least about 30 wt%, at least about 50 wt% of the composition.

Embodiment 115. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-113, wherein the total amount of first, second and third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, reactive organic compounds, adhesion promoters, fillers, and borane catalyst is at least about 70 wt%, e.g., at least about 80 wt% of the composition.

Embodiment 116. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-113, wherein the total amount of first, second and third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, reactive organic compounds, adhesion promoters, fillers, and borane catalyst is at least about 90 wt%, or at least about 95 wt% of the composition.

Embodiment 117. A solvent-borne coating composition, comprising a polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-116, dispersed in a solvent.

Embodiment 118. A coating composition according to embodiment 117, wherein the total amount of the first, second and third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, reactive organic compound, and borane catalyst in the composition is at least about 0.5 wt%, e.g., at least about 2 wt%, or at least about 10 wt% of the coating composition.

Embodiment 119. A coating composition according to embodiment 118, wherein the total amount of the first, second and third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, reactive organic compound, the borane catalyst and the solvent in the composition is at least about 70 wt%, e.g., at least about 80 wt%, at least about 90 wt%, at least about 95 wt%, or even at least about 99 wt%.

wt%, at least about 90 wt%, at least about 95 wt%, or even at least about 99 wt%.

Embodiment 120. A coating composition according to any of embodiments 117-119, wherein the solvent has a boiling point of no more than 250 °C, e.g., no more than 200 °C, at atmospheric pressure. Embodiment 121. A method for preparing a cross-linked silicone material, the method comprising providing a polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-120, and polymerizing the polymerizable composition.

Embodiment 122. A method according to embodiment 121 , wherein polymerizing comprises exposing the polymerizable composition to a temperature within the range of about -20 °C to about 250 °C, e.g., about 0 °C to about 180°C, or about 40 °C to about 140 °C.

Embodiment 123. A method according to embodiment 121 , wherein polymerizing comprises irradiating the polymerizable composition with light having a wavelength of less than about 400 nm.

Embodiment 124. A method according to embodiment 123, wherein the borane catalyst of the polymerizable composition is in the form of a borate complex, and wherein the irradiation causes the borate complex to react to form a triarylborane.

Embodiment 125. The method according to embodiment 123 or embodiment 124, wherein the irradiation is performed using patterned radiation, thereby providing a polymerized material having a shape.

Embodiment 126. The method according to embodiment 125, wherein the patterned radiation is formed by illumination through a photomask.

Embodiment 127. The method according to embodiment 125, wherein the patterned radiation is formed using diffractive optics.

Embodiment 128. The method according to embodiment 125, wherein the patterned radiation is formed by rastering.

Embodiment 129. The method according to any of embodiments 121-128, wherein the polymerizable composition is in the form of a thin film.

Embodiment 130. The method according to any of embodiments 121-128, wherein the patterned radiation is provided at a surface of a body of the polymerizable composition, and operates to polymerize only a top portion of the polymerizable composition.

Embodiment 131. The method according to embodiment 121 or embodiment 122, wherein the polymerizable composition is formed and polymerized by a process selected from injection molding, transfer molding, reactive extrusion, continuous printing, batched printing, photolithography, and 3D printing.

Embodiment 132. A polymerized composition made by a method of any of embodiments 121-131. Embodiment 133. A polymerized composition that is the polymerization product of a polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 1-120.

Embodiment 134. The polymerized composition of embodiment 132 or embodiment 133, wherein the molar ratio of a total of heterocycloalkyl-hydrosilyl addition products to a total of heterocycloalkyl-heterocycloalkyl addition products is at least 1.5:1 , e.g., at least 2:1 , or at least 2.5:1.

Embodiment 135. The article of any of embodiments 132-134, wherein the polymerized composition is not fully polymerized (e.g., contains up to 1 mol%, or up to 5 mol%, or up to 10 mol%, or up to 50 mol% of unreacted silicon hydride functional groups and/or unreacted reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups).

Embodiment 136. The use of a polymerized composition according to any of embodiments 132-135 in a product for a life science application, an electronic device such as a microelectronic device, or an electrooptic device.

Embodiment 137. An electrooptic device comprising:

an electrooptic die;

a die attachment material adhering the electrooptic die to a substrate; and an encapsulant material encapsulating the electrooptic die,

one or more of the die attachment material and the encapsulant material being a polymerized composition according to any of embodiments 132-135.

Embodiment 138. The electrooptic device according to embodiment 137, wherein the encapsulant material is shaped as a lens or a mirror.

Embodiment 139. An electrooptic device comprising:

an electrooptic die;

a die attachment material adhering the electrooptic die to a substrate; and an encapsulant material encapsulating the electrooptic die; and

an optic material disposed on the encapsulant and configured in an operative optical beam path of the electrooptic die,

one or more of the die attachment material, the optic material and the encapsulant material being a polymerized composition according to any of embodiments 132- 135.

Embodiment 140. The electrooptic device according to embodiment 139, wherein the optic material is shaped as a lens or a mirror.

Embodiment 141. The electrooptic device according to any of embodiments 137-140, in the form of a light-emitting diode. Embodiment 142. The electrooptic device according to any of embodiments 137-140, in the form of a photodetector.

Embodiment 143. An article comprising:

a first surface;

a second surface; and

a polymerized composition adhering or sealing the first surface to the second

surface, wherein the polymerized composition is a polymerization product of a polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-120.

Embodiment 144. A method for affixing or sealing a first surface to a second surface to prepare the article of embodiment 143, the method comprising

disposing a polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-120 such that it is in contact with the first surface and the second surface; and then polymerizing the polymerizable composition to adhere or seal the first surface to the second surface.

Embodiment 145. The method of embodiment 144, wherein the polymerizable composition is polymerized by exposing the polymerizable composition to a temperature within the range of about -20 °C to about 200 °C, e.g., about 0 °C to about 180 °C, or about 40 °C to about 140 °C.

Embodiment 146. The method of embodiment 144, wherein the polymerizable composition is polymerized by irradiating the polymerizable composition with light having a wavelength of less than about 400 nm.

Embodiment 147. The method of any of embodiments 144-146, wherein the polymerization of the polymerizable composition is performed over a timeframe of up to 1 min, or up to 10 mins, or up to 60 mins, or no more than 10 days.

Embodiment 148. A polymerizable composition, polymerized composition, article or method of any of embodiments 1-147, wherein

the one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in an amount no more than about 89.95 wt%;

the one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes, are present in an amount no more than about 89.95 wt%;

the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in an amount no more than about 89.95 wt%; and

the one or more reactive organic compounds are present in an amount no more than about 89.95 wt%; and wherein the composition further includes one or more tackifiers, present in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 99.95 wt% (e.g., about 10 wt% to about 90 wt%, or about 25 wt% to about 75 wt%).

Embodiment 149. The polymerizable composition of embodiment 148, wherein the total amount of first organosiloxane or organosilane, second organosiloxane or organosilane, third organosiloxane or organosilane, and tackifier in the composition is at least about 30 wt%.

Embodiment 150. The polymerizable composition of embodiment 148 or embodiment 149, wherein the total amount of first, second, and/or third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, tackifier, and borane catalyst is at least about 20 wt%, e.g., at least about 30 wt%, at least about 50 wt%, at least about 70 wt%, at least about 80 wt%, at least about 90 wt%, or at least about 95 wt% of the composition.

Embodiment 151. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 148-150, wherein one or more of the tackifiers is selected from rosin, hydrogenated rosin,

hydrocarbon resin, hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin, phenolic resin, terpene resin, terpene phenolic resin, styrenated terpene resin, hydrogenated terpene resin, polyester resin, silicone resins (e.g., dendrimeric resins) and aromatic acrylic tackifiers.

Embodiment 152. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 148-151 , wherein one or more of the tackifiers is selected from terpene resins, petroleum hydrocarbons resins, piperylene and isoprene resin, hydrogenated resins, and silicone resins.

Embodiment 153. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 148-152, wherein the one or more tackifiers is present in a total amount in the range of about 10 wt% to about 80 wt%, and the total amount of any first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, any second organosiloxanes or organosilanes and any third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is in the range of about 15 wt% to about 85 wt%.

Embodiment 154. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 148-153, wherein the one or more tackifiers is present in a total amount in the range of about 20 wt% to about 70 wt%, and the total amount of any first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, any second organosiloxanes or organosilanes and any third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is in the range of about 25 wt% to about 75 wt%.

Embodiment 155. The polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 148-152, wherein the polymerizable composition comprises

one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount within the range of about 5 wt% to about 75 wt%; one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount up to about 75 wt%;

one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes in an amount up to about 5 wt% to about 75 wt%; and

one or more tackifiers in an amount within the range of about 10 wt% to about 85 wt%.

Embodiment 155. A pressure-sensitive adhesive that is the polymerization product of the polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 148-155.

Embodiment 156. An article comprising:

a substrate; and

a pressure-sensitive adhesive disposed on the substrate, wherein the pressure- sensitive adhesive is a polymerized product of a polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 148-155.

Embodiment 157. The article of embodiment 156, wherein the substrate is selected from cellulosic material, film (e.g., thermoplastic material or polymer, blends of polymers, or filled polymer films), cardboard, stock card, woven and nonwoven webs, foams, and composite film-foams, metal sheet, metal foil, glass, ceramic

Embodiment 158. The article of embodiment 156 or embodiment 157, wherein the pressure- sensitive adhesive has a thickness of about 0.01 pm to about 500 pm.

Embodiment 159. The article of any of embodiments 155-158, wherein the pressure- sensitive adhesive has adhesion of about 0.01 N/dm to about 100 N/dm at a peel angle of 180° as measured according to PSTC-1.

Embodiment 160. A polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 1-120, wherein the polymerizable composition when polymerized has a release force of no more than 200 gf/inch (e.g., no more than 100 gf/inch or no more than 50 gf/inch) as measured by PSTC 4 test procedure.

Embodiment 161. The polymerizable composition of embodiment 160, further comprising an adhesion inhibiting component, such as a polymeric adhesion inhibiting component (e.g., a fluoropolymer, or a silicone polymer, e.g., bearing fluorinated or phenyl-containing side groups).

Embodiment 162. The polymerizable composition of embodiment 160 or embodiment 161 , wherein the polymerizable composition when polymerized has a release force of no more than about 100 gf/inch, no more than about 75 gf/inch, no more than about 50 gf/inch, no more than about 25 gf/inch, no more than about 10 gf/inch, or no more than about 5 gf/inch), e.g., in the range of about 1 gf/inch to about 100 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/inch to about 75 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/inch to about 50 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/inch to about 25 gf/inch, or about 1 gf/inch to about 10 gf/inch, or about 5 gf/inch to about 150 gf/inch, or about 5 gf/inch to about 100 gf/inch, or about 5 gf/inch to about 75 gf/inch, or about 5 gf/inch to about 50 gf/inch, or about 5 gf/inch to about 25 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/inch to about 150 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/inch to about 100 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/inch to about 75 gf/inch, or about 10 gf/inch to about 50 gf/inch, or about 25 gf/inch to about 150 gf/inch, or about 25 gf/inch to about 100 gf/inch, or about 25 gf/inch to about 75 gf/inch, or about 25 gf/inch to about 50 gf/inch as measured by PSTC 4 test procedure.

Embodiment 163. The polymerizable composition of embodiment 160 or 161 , wherein the polymerizable composition when polymerized has a release force of no more than about 25 gf/inch, as measured by PSTC 4 test procedure.

Embodiment 164. The polymerizable composition of embodiment 160 or 161 , wherein the polymerizable composition when polymerized has a release force of no more than about 5 gf/inch, as measured by PSTC 4 test procedure.

Embodiment 165. A release material that is the polymerized product of a polymerizable composition of any of embodiments 160-164.

Embodiment 166. The release material of embodiment 165, in the form of a layer having a thickness of about 0.01 pm to about 20 pm, e.g., about 0.01 pm to about 0.5 pm, or about 0.01 pm to 0.1 pm, or about 0.01 pm to 0.07 pm, or about 0.04 pm to 0.07 pm.

Embodiment 167. The release material of embodiment 165 or 166 having a release force of no more than about 200 gf/inch (e.g., no more than about 100 gf/inch, no more than about 75 gf/inch, no more than about 50 gf/inch, no more than about 25 gf/inch, no more than about 10 gf/inch, or no more than about 5 gf/inch).

Embodiment 168. The release material of embodiment 165 or 166 having a release force of no more than about 25 gf/inch.

Embodiment 169. The release material of embodiment 165 or 166 having a release force of no more than about 5 gf/inch.

Embodiment 170. An article comprising:

a substrate;

an adhesive (e.g., a pressure sensitive adhesive) disposed on the substrate; and a release liner having the release material according to any of embodiments 162-166 disposed against the adhesive.

Embodiment 171. A method of exposing an adhesive, comprising providing an article according to embodiment 170; and

removing the release liner from the adhesive, thereby exposing the adhesive.

Embodiment 172. A release material (e.g., in the form of a layer) disposed on a first surface, the release material being a polymerization product of a polymerizable composition according to any of embodiments 160-164.

[0255] It is understood that the examples and embodiments described herein are for illustrative purposes only and that various modifications or changes in light thereof will be suggested to persons skilled in the art and are to be incorporated within the spirit and purview of this application and scope of the appended claims. All publications, patents, and patent applications cited herein are hereby incorporated herein by reference for all purposes.