Electro-oxidative Polymerization of 2, 6-DimethyIphenoxide Ion in the Presence of Bromide Ion as a Mediator

Kimihisa Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Nishide, Eishun Tsuchida

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Anodic oxidation of 2, 6-dimethylphenol in an alkaline dichloromethane in the presence of bromide ion gave poly[oxy(2, 6-dimethyl-1, 4-phenylene] with high efficiency. 4-Bromo-2, 6-dimethylphenol was isolated from the reaction mixture during the electrolysis. Bromide ion is assumed to serve as a mediator of electro-oxidative polymerization. The mechanism of this polymerization was discussed on the basis of results obtained in the measurements including cyclic voltammetry and double potential-step chronocoulometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-156
Number of pages5
JournalNippon Kagaku Kaishi
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1986


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