New synthesis of polyaromatics through oxidative polymerization by using metal complexes with air

Eishun Tsuchida, Kimihisa Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Nishide

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The oxidative polymerization provides a new synthetic route to polyaromatics. Poly(p‐phenylene sulfide) (PPS) is produced by oxidative polymerization of thiophenol with a vanadyl complex catalyst. The metal complexes act as an efficient catalyst of oxygen oxidative polymerization. The polymerization to yield PPS is discussed especially focusing on the catalytic mechanism of the complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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