Catalyzed oxidative polymerization to form poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) in water using water-soluble copper complex

Kei Saito, Norikazu Kuwashiro, Hiroyuki Nishide

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Abstract

Simply stirring 2,6-dimethylphenol with a small amount of copper complex catalyst in alkaline water provided a green way to prepare poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) in water. We have searched for the optimum alkaline-resistant metal catalyst from a series of water-soluble copper complexes. The formed polymer was easily separated as an off-white powder by filtration after salting out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6581-6584
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer
Volume47
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 7

Keywords

  • Oxidative polymerization
  • Polyphenylene oxide
  • Water solvent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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